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May 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bush administration and torture

Not about blame, but seeking justice

In response to Chris Fruitrich’s letter of May 28 [“Blaming Bush: Don’t waste time looking back,” Opinion, Northwest Voices], I would like an explanation as to how pursuing justice for alleged crimes, whether they be by Dick Cheney or Adolph Eichmann, be considered “ill-conceived”?

The Bush administration authorized torture. It has even admitted to it — a clear violation of international law and the Geneva Conventions. Not forgetting all the other crimes committed by this administration, too numerous to mention here, but please –torture? Am I missing something? How does a society of conscience put this behind us without seeking justice?

— Chris Anderson, Seattle

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