February 27th, 2009


Indict Bush Now

This popped up in my email today. If you believe that torture is wrong and people who practice or condone it should be punished, here is one opportunity to take action.

Send Your Email to Congress: Indict Bush Now!

Senate to Investigate CIA's Actions Under Bush

From the Los Angeles Times today:
"The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under President Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and controversial operations in recent agency history.

"The probe is aimed at uncovering new information on the origins of the programs as well as scrutinizing how they were executed -- from the conditions at clandestine CIA prison sites to the interrogation regimens used...

'The last administration justified torture, presided over the abuses at Abu Ghraib, destroyed tapes of harsh interrogations,' said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of [the Senate Judiciary] committee. "How can we restore our moral leadership and ensure transparent government if we ignore what has happened?'"

Demand action from Congress

We are urging all IndictBushNow members to send an email immediately to your elected officials (it only takes a second), telling them that Bush administration officials broke the law when they promoted a system of torture, secret prisons, and extraordinary renditions. Like millions of other people in the United States, we insist that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and other high officials be indicted and prosecuted for their criminal actions.

Please take a moment right now and click here to use our easy-to-use mechanism to send a letter to your elected officials.

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-- All of us at IndictBushNow.org

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