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April 29, 2009

LEAHY TO PUSH AHEAD WITH TRUTH COMMISSION DESPITE OBAMA'S OBJECTIONS

John Byrne, Raw Story - Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) plans to proceed with a special commission to investigate alleged Bush administration abuses of power, despite lacking President Barack Obama's support.

Sen. Leahy called for a "Truth Commission" in February to probe Bush administration policies on torture, interrogation and surveillance and to - as he puts it - "get to the bottom of what went wrong." Such an idea would be modeled around truth commissions established in South Africa and Chile, which offered immunity to officials who committed abuses in exchange for the truth. . .

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mairead said...

Leahy's evidently another one happy to serve as prosecution-blocker for the world-criminals.

Always and everywhere, predators take care of their own.

April 30, 2009 8:41 AM  

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