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  •  Obama has already advocated a two class system (1+ / 0-)
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    when he refused to prosecute war crimes, banking crimes, etc.  Think about it.  He didn't prosecute these crimes for what reason?

    •  When did he announce a refusal? The fact that he (2+ / 0-)
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      issues the rhetoric that he wants "to look forward, not back" has not stopped the DOJ from starting investigations regarding torture.  It didn't stop the DOJ from prosecuting Madoff and many others.  From almost all accounts, Obama lets the Holder do his job with independence as he should.

    •  Prosecuting Torture (0+ / 0-)

      Is Time Really Running Out?

      short short excerpt:

      Won't it be too late if we wait much longer? Absolutely not. There's a lot of misinformation out there on this topic, mainly as a result of gross oversimplification of the law. However, notwithstanding anything you may have heard - about charges disappearing in 2010 and all hope being lost after 2011 - time is not running out to prosecute Bush administration officials either for torture itself or for the many crimes they committed to keep their program alive throughout their tenure.

      about the author:

      Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. During her tenure, she was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force and chief of the San Jose Branch of the US attorney's office for the Northern District of California. Her pieces have appeared in a variety of print and online publications including Truthout, TomDispatch.com, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Mother Jones and The Christian Science Monitor.

      Well worth reading the entire article.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 08:14:41 PM PDT

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