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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:41 AM
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Editorial: Darkness revealed (Philly Inquirer)
... Without question, it's in the national interest to get out all the truth in how the government's antiterror tactics ran amok. Obama has banned any repeat of these tactics, but only by establishing a historical record can the right lessons be taken from the excesses ...

The more information that comes out, the worse it looks. Justice Department memos released two weeks ago showed that two al-Qaeda leaders were subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding 266 times, sometimes as often as five or six times in a single day ...

At some point, though, the weight of the facts - stubborn things - may outweigh all political concerns. Indeed, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. already has pledged to "follow the law wherever it takes us."

Above all, it's important to keep getting out the full story.
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