51 in Congress Call for Independent Investigation of Secret Detentions
Via Raw Story, 51, count them, 51 members of Congress have signed a letter authored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) asking Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to apoint a special counsel to investigate U.S. actions in the torture scandals and in maintaining secret detention facilities abroad. The question: Did the U.S. violate the War Crimes Act? The first paragraph:
We are writing to request that you appoint a special counsel to investigate whether high-ranking officials within the Bush Administration violated the War Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. 2441, or the Anti-Torture Act, 18 U.S.C. 2340 by allowing the use of torture techniques banned by domestic and international law at recognized and secret detention sites in Iraq, Afghanistan Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere.
One of the last paragraphs:
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