Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder has commented about possibly appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate the CIA's harsh interrogation program. But to do this completely, that means investigating former Vice President Dick Cheney and his role in all aspects of that program.
But, will this ever happen. Where are the print journalists looking into this matter? Where are the investigated news journalist at the networks and cable stations? Where are the Bernstein & Woodward’s or the Ben Bradley & Katharine Graham’s or the Cronkite & Brinkley’s? The Justice Department needs to act, now!
It is a known fact that former Vice President Cheney was a principle proponent of harsh interrogation during the Bush-Cheney years. He has admitted that several times recently in various interviews. Cheney said to ABC News, "I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared, as the agency, in effect, came in and wanted to know what they could and couldn't do. And they talked to me, as well as others, to explain what they wanted to do. And I supported it." To me, that is a near admission of possible crimes committed of known national & international laws.
We will only know the full extent of the possible laws broken in this matter, if a Special Prosecutor is appointed. The Department of Justice and Attorney General Holder must give a prosecutor the ability to hold the torture architects responsible. If they allow a narrowly confined probe into torture to only the low level foot soldiers; it will fall short of the accountability required to protect the U.S. Constitution from further abuse. So, not only should a prosecutor investigate torture, but that investigation should start not with low level interrogators who crossed the line but at the top with the torture architects, Dick Cheney and his legal counsel (2001–2005) and chief of staff (2005–2009) David Addington.
Get involve today and email this message to Attorney General Eric Hold:
"Attorney General Holder, it is your duty to uphold the constitution and protect the rule of law. The evidence before you demands that you launch an investigation into possible crimes committed under the Bush administration and to prosecute if warranted. This investigation must not be limited to low-level foot soldiers, but should seek justice at the highest levels. Assign a prosecutor to investigate torture and do not rule out as targets architects of the Bush administration's torture program including former Vice President Dick Cheney and his legal adviser David Addington."
- Message language from petition of the Credo Action project
Use this e-mail address to send your message to Attorney General Holder at the Department of Justice: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
The United States is a country based on laws and no one is above the laws set by the U.S. Constitution or laws legislated by the U.S. Congress. If we, concerned citizens don’t act, no one else will.