Rights Groups Call on Obama to Declassify Documents on Secret Detention, Rendition, and Torture

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Truth and reconciliation

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04/14/09

The Obama administration can no longer dodge the bullet of the war crimes committed while George W. Bush was in office. It is clear that the president is reluctant to act, fearing that this can of worms, if opened, could afflict Republicans and Democrats alike. He prefers, as he puts it, ‘looking forward’ instead of ‘looking back.’ Political realities explain his posturing. The deep, dark secret of the Democrats is that the party leadership wanted war with Iraq just as much as most Republicans, and it has been prominent Democrats who have been pushing hardest for military action against Iran. Many Democrats have spoken out in favor of ‘extraordinary rendition’ and the so-called ‘enhanced interrogation’ methods that are nothing more than euphemisms for torture. But Barack Obama’s reluctance notwithstanding, it is time to know the truth about what the government has been doing on behalf of the American people...

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