August 28, 2009


On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was asking a veteran prosecutor to review whether a full investigation should be conducted of CIA misconduct in the interrogation of detainees during the Administration of George W. Bush.

This is an important breakthrough, ending years of impunity for the systematic torture and brutalization of detainees. It happened only because each of you, and millions of other Americans, insisted on legal accountability for those who violated our country's laws. It was your commitment to the rule of law that has started us on the way to justice.

But we can't be too self congratulatory. Attorney General Holder's actions are a beginning--a very important beginning, but still only a beginning. Even his call for a criminal review has prompted fierce and vitriolic criticism. That is why he needs to be supported in the steps he has taken, but encouraged to go further.

Send a letter to Attorney General Holder and tell him he must hold those at the top accountable and we will add you to our Citizen's Arrest Action Team to keep you in the loop about war criminals whereabouts and opportunities to slap pink cuffs on them! When you send your letter you will get FREE “Torture Team” cards too!

Will this beginning blossom into a full scale effort to uncover Bush Administration misconduct and criminality? Will this review become a full blown criminal investigation? Will that investigation encompass not only CIA agents but contractors acting at their behest? Will it go up the ladder to those who ordered the torture and abuse? Will the investigation stop at the “I was just following orders” defense that was firmly rejected at the Nuremberg war crimes trials after World War II and its modern Bushian version--I was just following the guidance of the Justice Department?

What happens next will depend on YOU. Let the Attorney General know we support his first step, but that it must lead to real justice, where the rule of law is upheld against those at the top rungs of political power, not just those at the bottom and where the false claims of national security do not trump the clear requirements of the constitution.

Justice is in our hands!
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie, Medea, Nancy K, Nancy M, Paris, and Rae

Rest in Peace Senator Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)
"My vote against this misbegotten war (Iraq) is the best vote I have cast in the United States Senate since I was elected in 1962."

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