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Obama Administration Faces Mounting Pressure To Answer For Torture

The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to answer for its track record on torture after the relative calm that followed the release of the Senate torture report’s damning executive summary in December.

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Friday, human rights group Amnesty International pressed the Justice Department to revisit its decision not to prosecute former officials from the CIA and the George W. Bush administration for their involvement in the agency’s post-9/11 torture program. The new evidence from the report prepared by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence merits another look, says Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, in the letter.

“As the new Attorney General you have a critical responsibility to ensure the USA complies with its international human rights obligations to effectively investigate evidence of crimes under international law and to bring the suspected perpetrators to justice,” reads the letter, which is expected to arrive on Lynch’s desk Monday. “We urge you to personally examine the full SSCI report and to immediately order a 'preliminary review' into violations of federal and international laws, with a view to bringing an end to the impunity that has become the hallmark of this unlawful programme.”

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an investigation will absolutely never happen, because to proclaim guilt, and punish the guilty, is something of which the Federal government is pathologically incapable.

That most unholy of trinities, Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney, knew all the skeletons in the Obama closet, so they knew, with absolute confidence,that they would never be prosecuted.

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