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  •  Obama Open to Probe of Interrogations (3+ / 0-)

    Obama Open to Probe of Interrogations

    WASHINGTON (April 21) - Widening an explosive debate on torture, President Barack Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full investigation.
    Less than a week after declaring it was time for the nation to move on rather than "laying blame for the past," Obama found himself describing what might be done next to investigate what he called the loss of "our moral bearings."

    http://ccoaler.blogspot.com/...

    c also: hullabaloo/americablog on senate briefing

    http://ccoaler.blogspot.com/...

    •  Obama needs a "truth commission" (3+ / 0-)
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      to get the whole torture thing off his back, and to stop the accusations of "partisan retribution".

      And he has a perfect way to do it right at hand.

      A "McCain Commission" . . .

      •  A McCain commission? No way. (4+ / 0-)
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        Skid, akasha, CityLightsLover, Amber6541

        We want a legitimate investigation, not another whitewash like "the 9/11 Commission."

        Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man. --A. E. Housman

        by Wom Bat on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 07:41:00 AM PDT

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        •  Way. (0+ / 0-)

          What we should want is to get Obama "decoupled" from the investigation as soon, and as completely, as possible.  This must not look like vindictive partisanship.  A "whitewash" can be avoided by careful selection of commission members, and by insisting on a mandate for the commission that is both transparent and comprehensive.

          McCain's the man . . . a Republican already on record against torture. It would span (and close) the arc of his political career . . . a torture victim empowered for his swan song to root the evil from our own government.  One for the history books . . .

          •  Yes, but no commission McCain heads will... (2+ / 0-)
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            RandomSequence, Amber6541

            ...have any credibility.

            Let me understand this:                          

            You want the Bush administration's crimes (of which torture is the ladder's very bottom rung) investigated by John McCain? McCain is a rabidly partisan rightwing Republican who told us 5 days before the economiuc meltdown began that: The fundamentals of our economy are sound?

            That's what you want?

            You gotta be kidding. What you're describing above re McCain's being a torture victim empowered for his swan song to root out evil from our government is a script for a corny movie, not a criminal investigation.

            Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man. --A. E. Housman

            by Wom Bat on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 08:19:29 AM PDT

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          •  I would not trust McCain with anything (2+ / 0-)
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            important, and this is important.  He has said so many things since the election that just keep reinforcing that distrust.

            A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs

            by Amber6541 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 08:23:56 AM PDT

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