Encourage Obama to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush Administration
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On December 15, Vice President Cheney admitted on national TV that he authorized torture, including waterboarding. That shocking confession makes Cheney a war criminal. But apart from Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, the Corporate Media barely noticed.
Under the Geneva Conventions, the United States must prosecute Dick Cheney for war crimes. So we submitted this question to President-elect Obama at Change.gov:
"Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor - ideally Patrick Fitzgerald - to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
-Bob Fertik, New York City
The second round began on 12/30 and once again, marijuana legalization jumped to #1. We need your help to make our Special Prosecutor question #1!
- Sign in at http://change.gov/openforquestions
- On the left menu, click "Additional Issues." Bob Fertik's question will appear at the top.
- Look right for the checkbox, mouseover it so it goes from white to dark, then click to cast your vote
With so few journalists directly asking the President-Elect about [torture and war crimes prosecution], it is up to the rest of us to put accountability and the rule of law on the agenda. Change.gov is a fine place to start.
Update 1: We also encourage you to vote for this question submitted by David Swanson:
Do you believe the pardon power extends to allowing a president to authorize a crime and then pardon his subordinate? Are you aware that the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture commit the United States to prosecuting violators?
Find it by searching for "pardon power"
Update 2: Thanks to everyone who has promoted our question: