Regarding high level White House meetings where the Bush administration’s “Enhanced Interrogation (aka illegal torture) Program” was not just discussed, but actually orchestrated in detail, the Pretender-in-Chief said the following last Friday (4/11/08):
“And yes, I’m aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.”
He also said:
“I told the country we did that. And I also told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it.”
Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if us common folk could skirt the law by simply getting a lawyer friend to give us a “legal opinion” that said we could do whatever the hell we wanted?
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT.
Call your reps and DEMAND impeachment. Call the Capitol switchboard:
Ask to be connected to your rep’s office. If you don’t know who your reps are, just tell the operator where you live and they will connect you.
Tell your reps THEY HAVE NO CHOICE. The President of the United States has publicly admitted to signing off on torture, which is specifically prohibited by the Constitution (8th Amendment) that he swore to preserve, protect and defend.
They MUST impeach and remove these criminals. Unless, of course, they have no problem being seen for the rest of history as willing enablers of tyranny.
And be sure to check out the series of articles at Daily Kos about detainee deaths in U.S. custody: