Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Move On (to self destruction)
----- Original Message -----
From: Nita Chaudhary, MoveOn.org Political Action
To: TJ H
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:05 AM
Subject: Bush's torture
Dear MoveOn member,
On Thursday, President Obama released memos that describe,
in horrific detail, the torture techniques authorized by the Bush administration.
The memos make clear that top Bush officials didn't just condone torture—
they encouraged it.
So far there's been no accountability for the architects
of Bush's torture program—the top officials who justified
keeping detainees awake for 11 days straight,
waterboarding them repeatedly,
and forcing prisoners into coffin-like boxes with insects.1
We need real consequences for those responsible—
it's the only way to keep this from happening again.
Attorney General Holder can open an investigation into the
torture program—but he most likely won't unless people
everywhere speak up and demand it. Can you sign our
petition to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him
to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate
the torture program? If we can reach 200,000 signatures,
we'll deliver the petition to Holder by the end of the week.
The petition says: "No one is above the law.
It's time to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate
and prosecute the architects of the Bush-era torture program."
Calls for action, from the United Nations, the ACLU, Amnesty International,2
Senators Leahy and Feingold, and others, are gathering steam.
The New York Times made the case for accountability in an editorial:3
"...[Obama] has an obligation to pursue what is clear evidence of a government policy sanctioning the torture and abuse of prisoners—in violation of international law and the Constitution. " This isn't about retribution or politics. It's about accountability. If hundreds of thousands of us speak up, we can make sure Holder hears this loud and clear.
Thanks for all you do. –Nita, Kat, Peter, Ilyse, and the rest of the team
P.S. You can see all the Bush administration memos here. Sources: 1. "Interrogation Memos Detail Harsh Tactics by the C.I.A.," The New York Times, April 17, 2009. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51338&id=15952-10409880-o0_9Itx&t=5 2. "Opposition Grows To Obama's Decision Not To Prosecute CIA Agents," The Huffington Post, April 19, 2009. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51336&id=15952-10409880-o0_9Itx&t=6 3. "A Torturers' Manifesto," The New York Times, April 19, 2009. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51334&id=15952-10409880-o0_9Itx&t=7 Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. This email was sent to TJ H on April 21, 2009.
Nita, Kat, Peter, Ilyse, and the rest of the team ,
You are stupid fools to be aghast
at locking a mass murderer up with a caterpillar.
(An interrogation method that WAS NEVER USED.
There are thousands of reasons to use agressive interrogation
techniques against these killers,
starting with the thousands killed in NYC on 9/11/01,
and including the thousands of people saved in L.A.
by the information gained by the LEGAL ,
judicious use of these tactics.
There was no torture, compared to the hundreds
who chose between burning to death in the World Trade Center,
or escaping the flames for a few seconds to fall to their deaths.
There was no torture, compared to the gleeful beheading of Daniel Pearl
Silly asses, those murderers would sooner slit your throats until your empty
heads left your lifeless bodies than give you the praise you think you
deserve for for taking up their cause against America.
You are useful idiots.
Happy Lenin's Birthday