Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama open to torture memos proble

In a welcome development, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said lawyers who authorized illegal interrogation of terror suspects may be prosecuted.

Obama had suggested last week that the nation might need to move on in reference to the CIA interrogation methods, but on Tuesday he said it was up to the attorney general to determine whether or not prosecution is warranted.

"I think there are a host of very complicated issues involved here," Obama said. "As a general deal, I think that we should be looking forward and not backwards. I do worry about this getting so politicized that we cannot function effectively, and it hampers our ability to carry out national security operations."

Obama open to torture memos probe, prosecution

The Associated Press - ‎14 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Widening an explosive debate on torture, President Barack Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full ...
Comment by Brad Olson, Ph.D.Research Professor, Northwestern University


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