Monday, April 20, 2009

Hold the Torturers Accountable

Can you sign our petition to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the torture program? If we can reach 200,000 signatures, we'll deliver the petition to Holder by the end of the week. Clicking here will sign your name:

The petition says: "No one is above the law. It's time to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute the architects of the Bush-era torture program."

Reading the memos is sickening. Forced nudity. Simulated drowning. Insects in coffin-like spaces. Gruesome torture techniques given the Bush administration's stamp of approval.1

Calls for action, from the United Nations, the ACLU, Amnesty International,2 Senators Leahy and Feingold, The New York Times,3 and others, are gathering steam.

This isn't about retribution or politics. It's about showing these abuses have real consequences—the only way we make sure this never happens again.

Attorney General Holder hasn't opened an investigation yet—and most likely won't, unless he hears from hundreds of thousands of Americans demanding accountability for these heinous acts.

1 comment:

Susan M. Schultz said...

I signed. Thanks for posting.