Scott Horton writes, "Since Barack Obama became president, the debate over torture in America has taken a morally corrupt turn." He should talk.
While a few of us held Barack accountable, peopl.e like Scott Horton (Harpers magazine, not the Scott Horton of Antiwar.com) didn't.
They provided him cover repeatedly and treated those of us expecting accountability as if we had a mental problems.
All of this wasn't "just predictable, it was "actually predictive."
This is from the Center for Contituional Rights:
CCR questions the ability of anyone who is Muslim to receive a truly fair trial in any American judicial forum post-9/11. Both the military commission system and federal criminal trials have serious flaws. However, on balance the Ghailani verdict shows that federal criminal trials are far superior to military commissions for the simple yet fundamental reason that they prohibit evidence obtained by torture. If anyone is unsatisfied with Ghailani's acquittal on 284 counts, they should blame the CIA agents who tortured him.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"