Thanks to you, we took a major step forward yesterday in our efforts to
hold the Bush torture team accountable. We’ve been vocal in
our demands urging Congress to act -- and we’re finally getting results.
author of the infamous Bush “torture memo,” and former Attorney General
John Ashcroft both agreed to testify at an upcoming hearing. And in a
bold “we mean business” move, at a packed, standing-room only hearing,
a House Judiciary subcommittee gave Judiciary Chairman John Conyers the
power to issue a subpoena to David Addington, Vice President Cheney’s
Chief of Staff.
just hours ago, Judiciary Chairman John Conyers used that authority and
issued Mr. Addington a subpoena, compelling him to testify on June 26,
events are important steps to get at the truth, but tough questions
must be asked of Bush administration officials. Let Congress know which
questions you want answered when the Bush torture team finally appears.
your questions about the U.S. government and torture to Judiciary
into high-ranking administration involvement in waterboarding and other
forms of torture should have happened years ago.
in the face of revelations that the highest officials in the Bush White
House reviewed and approved specific CIA torture techniques for
specific detainees, there is no way that Congress can avoid acting.
now is to make sure this critical hearing featuring top-ranking members
of the Bush torture team takes place. And we have to make sure that the
toughest, most essential questions are asked and answered.
get at the truth about torture. Submit your questions now.
is un-American and it’s a federal crime. No matter how long it takes,
we’re going to get to the bottom of who authorized it, condoned it, and
let it happen in our name.
Caroline Fredrickson, Director
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004