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    for speaking up!  His work will  mesh well with that of Jane Mayer in her The Dark Side.  The more attention the work of Alexander and Mayer gets, the more hopeful I feel that people of integrity within the justice system will stand up and do the right thing about dealing with this horrible stain on our national integrity.  This simply cannot be swept under the rug.  It was too egregious and too destructive.  There is no middle ground here.  We either are a nation of laws and we honor the treaties we've signed, e.g. the Geneva Conventions, or we are nothing but a sham as a nation and our words and our promises mean nothing.  It appeared from what I read in Mayer's book that the permission to torture came from the highest levels of the Defense Dept. (Rumsfeld) as well as from the Office of the Vice President.  The Dept. of Justice under Gonzalez aided and abetted the efforts of those in the Pentagon and OVP.  These people need to be repudiated loudly and publicly (and punished, I hope!).  And all those within the Bush administration who KNEW this was going on and went along and did not speak out and DO something about it need to be shamed as well.   Will it ever happen?  I certainly hope so.  To me this will be a test of our incoming President's moral code.

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