Tuesday, December 21, 2004

We'll have a real thorough, objective investigation of the Guantanamo torture -- now that the pro-torture Bush administration is in charge. "If there is abuse that occurs, we expect it to be investigated fully and people to be held accountable, and measures taken to make sure that it doesn't happen again," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. Yes, just like the whitewash following Abu Gharib. Now we learn that President Bush may have played his own direct role in the torture there in a secret executive order -- or at least interrogators believed they were following Presidential orders. Most of the groundwork for all these torture incidents and potential war-crimes were laid out by Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales in a series of memos and meetings, as outlined in new details in the latest Newsweek. The whole ugly picture is summarized neatly in this Center for American Progress overview. For more on the "probe" of prisoner abuses, see: Yahoo! News - W.House Expects Probe of Iraq, Guantanamo Abuses

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