Desperate for change in Washington, the American people turned out in force to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. With Obama focused on moving the country forward, there existed a very real danger that crimes committed in the Bush administration would go uninvestigated.
Attorney General Eric Holder recently defied Obama's wishes to turn a blind eye to the past and has just appointed a special prosecutor to probe CIA wrongdoings under Bush. The Washington Post reported on August 25 that the inquiry is far from a full-blown criminal investigation and he doesn't know whether prosecutions of CIA employees will follow. Unfortunately, the CIA's torture of detainees is merely the tip of the iceberg.
We sat down with Marjorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild, constitutional lawyer, and author of "Cowboy Republic" to hear why American citizens should demand the Bush administration be held accountable for their crimes.
I. Illegal War of Aggression
In 1994, Dick Cheney sat down for an interview in which he questioned the intelligence of invading Iraq and removing Saddam Hussein from power.
Fast forward to the arguments set forth by Bush administration officials in the months leading up to the 2003 Iraq invasion.
As the biggest watchdog of our freedoms, the American Civil Liberties Union works tirelessly to defend the rights of every American. After obtaining one of the Bush administration memos authorizing torture through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the ACLU released this video.
III. Willful Killing
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