Thursday, June 18, 2009
Senate Unanimously Passes Torture Photo Release Ban
Remember how the Lieberman-Graham torture photo secrecy amendment was ix-nayed from the war supplemental bill by the House-Senate conference committee? Yesterday, without any fanfare, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass the measure on its own. You read that right -- unanimously. Read all about it. This is just one more blow against transparency in government. Another win for the same kind of secrecy that characterized the Bush administration. Where's the change we can believe in?
This should be titled the "War Crimes Cover Up Legislation." There may well be some compelling reasons to NOT release those Photos, but, IMO making retroactive laws circumventing FOIA to hide war crime goes against everything this Country used to stand for. Those of us against immoral wars of choice don't need to see those photos but the American People in who's name TORTURE was done that supported the previous Admin definitely need to see them. What a bunch of spineless weasels our Washington elected are.
Posted by: VP | Jun 19, 2009 8:12:39 AM
I thought we voted for change. We are getting more of the same only worse because the president and people we elected to the Congress told us they didn't believe in the things Bush did. That makes them hypocrites.
Posted by: Josie | Jun 19, 2009 8:57:45 AM