Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Bush-Cheney Truth Commission

Senator Leahy says the American People should not turn the page before they read it.

Senator Leahy has
proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration -- so they never happen again. These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws:
The full text of the petition reads:
I hereby join Senator Patrick Leahy's call for the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission, to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration's constitutional abuses so we make sure they never happen again. These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.

A truth and reconciliation commission should be tasked with seeking answers so that we can develop a shared understanding of the failures of the recent past. Rather than vengeance, we need a fair-minded pursuit of what actually happened. The best way to move forward is getting to the truth and finding out what happened -- so we can make sure it does not happen again.
I have signed this petition and will urge all I know to sign it.

As far as I am concerned, it does not go far enough. The span of inquiry should be expanded to cover the abuse, misuse and manipulation of intelligence and the CIA in order to stampede our once-great country into an unnecessary war with Iraq.

That, it itself - starting wars - is the paramount war crime. And it needs to be addressed.

As recent as yesterday, Cheney has tried to correct his sorry record. If he feels the necessity to do it, he needs to do it under oath.

7 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Jack Jodell said...

Vigilante, I'm with Leahy 100%. There's a very good reason why if you google "the lies of George W. Bush" you will find 19, 600,000 entires, and if you google "the lies of Dick Cheney" you will find 7, 500, 000 entries: those two, and their underlings, lied constantly about nearly everything they spoke on. It is definitely time to begin a close, ten year examination of all of their lies, so as to prevent them from rewriting history successfully. Such an administration must NEVER occur again!

6/02/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous R.W. Rawles said...

I signed.

6/02/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

You will notice, once you sign, you will be invited, enabled and encouraged to send out a notice to 10 friends at a time.

6/02/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Soros' Proxy said...

Signed.

6/03/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

Signed, and added 12 names!

6/03/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Signed and sent it out to a few people.

6/03/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger MadMike said...

I support a commission more to uncover a broad range of abuse, not to limit the focus. I signed it.

6/03/2009 01:05:00 PM  

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