The Wheels of Justice…

February 20, 2009


This is so exciting! It seems that American public opinion is galvanizing support for the prosecution of members of the Bush administration for illegal wiretapping and use of torture in offshore detention centers. Support is coming from members of Congress and key figures in the Justice Department. Although Obama wants to push the investigations into his second term, the curiosity and anger of the public may not let him do so! 

Though the wheels of justice grind slowly, they grind exceeding small. One year from today, it is likely that a large number of the secret documents that form the backbone of Bush detention policy will be public and many of their authors will have been publicly interrogated about them. We will have a better sense of how torture crept into the American interrogations system and whose authority was invoked to ram it through in the face of legal hurdles once thought insurmountable.

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