Alternet has this post by Matthew Rothschild that I think is extremely important. He explains just what is going on between the White House and Amnesty International. But it’s not just Amnesty International:
Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the ACLU, the American Bar Association, and Human Rights First (formerly known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) have joined in a call for a special prosecutor. But that decision is up to Gonzales and ultimately Bush.
The article is very detailed on the charges that those groups are making against the administration. What they describe is intolerable. I don’t care if there is not even a snowball’s chance in hell of getting a special prosecutor, let alone impeaching the administration, I can do no less than to demand those things. And to keep demanding them. I really don’t see how anyone with a conscience, anyone who loves this country can be silent about this. America is not supposed to disappear people and torture them to death. And that’s exactly what this administration has been engaged in.
This isn’t about “fraternity pranks.” This isn’t about Phony Hypotheticals Based on “24 Hours.” This is about war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is serious shit and we are all culpable to the exact extent that we do nothing.