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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:31 PM
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Nadler on Torture: "There can't be a compromise" (Politico)
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 06:34 PM by pat_k
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0409/Nadler_on_torture_investigations_There_cant_be_a_compromise.html">Nadler on torture investigations: 'There can't be a compromise'
April 26, 2009
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". . .The law is what the law is," he said. "You've got to follow where the facts lead. They may very well wind up with Dick Cheney. They may wind up with Rumsfeld."

"There can't be a compromise -- you have to follow the law," he said. "If the facts say that some former high-ranking official should be prosecuted, the fact people will get angry should be irrelevant."

"If we do not investigate the torture that is clear that it occurred, and if the evidence is there prosecute, not only are we disobeying the law, not only are we being immoral, but we are inviting torture of our people in the future," he said. "I've heard all the discussion -- 'Could this hurt the administration? Could this hurt the Democrats?' All that is secondary."


I'm delighted to see Rep. Nadler finally "gets it." If only he had not been too blinded by impeachophobia to see that, as Chair of the Committee on the Constitution, his duty to call for impeachment was just as black and white.




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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:46 PM
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1. Whose impeachment are you referring to?
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:45 PM
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2. bushncheney (who else?)
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