Democrats Split Over Leahy's Call for Bush Administration 'Truth' Commission

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    Sen. Pat Leahy is running into stiff resistance from conservatives -- and a mixed response from liberals -- as he pursues a "truth commission" to investigate the alleged abuses of the Bush administration.

    The Vermont Democrat, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, pitched the idea last week during a speech at Georgetown University, saying the commission would not pursue criminal indictments but would launch a fact-finding mission to "learn the truth" about the Bush years.



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    "Truth Commission" I swear liberals sound more like communists with every passing day..
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Hmmm ............ I can see a stimulus package coming to fund this witch hunt.
     
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    can you name the president that:

    went to war without un approval....can you name the country

    wire tapped without a court order.....

    held "prisioners" in foreign lands.....
     
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    Talaat Fuad Qassim, a leader of al-Gamaa Islamiya, the Egyptian jihadist group led by al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, in the 1990s, was subjected to extraordinary rendition.
    Snatched in 1995 in Bosnia, Qassim was questioned aboard a U.S. Navy vessel in the Adriatic, then sent to an Egyptian prison

    Five suspected terrorists in Albania were seized and sent to Egypt in 1998 for interrogation. Human rights groups and the U.S. State Department have accused Egypt of torturing detainees.

    "The Clinton policy in practice meant torture," Joanne Mariner, counterterrorism director for Human Rights Watch, told The Washington Times. "We haven't been able to interview the people themselves, but we have evidence that they were tortured."

    Muntassir al-Zayyat, an Egyptian lawyer who represented four of the suspects seized in Albania, told The Times that "all were subjected to torture."

    Two of the suspects -- Ahmed Ibrahim al-Naggar and Ahmed Ismail Uthman -- were executed in 1999, while two others -- Shawky Salama Mostafa and Mohammed Hassan Mahoud -- remain in prison, Mr. al-Zayyat said.

    Sooooo...I guess I'd have to say Bill clinton....
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/15/panetta-faces-rendition-queries/?page=2
     
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    The reason he is facing resistance from the left is that past "truth" commissions were used to whitewash the situation. Find the facts and then do nothing.

    We need to find the facts and if people broke laws they should be punished.
     

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