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GOP Links Nomination to Torture Prosecutions

I found this appalling. It's bad enough to promote torture as an acceptable practice, and to protect people who practice it; but far worse to use that as a means of manipulating more moral people and the government's processes.

Ken Camp | GOP Links Nomination to Torture Prosecutions
Ken Camp, The Northwest Progressive Institute Advocate: "In an effort to derail the nomination of Attorney General-designate Eric Holder, it seems Senate Republicans are now resorting to extortion. They'll confirm Holder if he promises not to prosecute any Bush Administration officials for any involvement in acts of torture, according to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse(D-RI). Anyone familiar with the criminal justice system - especially those with experience as prosecutors or judges - should know that a prosecutor should make no determination about who to prosecute before he or she has all the facts, and particularly not in response to legislative pressure."
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