Thursday, November 01, 2007

Prosecuting the troops - Updated

by shamanic

It breaks my heart to think about what will eventually happen to a number of US military and intelligence personnel who, as the NYT piece puts it, made decisions in the "heat-of-battle" and followed the orders they were given.

So to discuss, what do you think should happen when the next Democratic administration takes over? Should a Dem-appointed AG prosecute US personnel for torturing detainees, or should a Dem president simply instruct the impacted agencies to purge what I suspect is a large number of personnel who engaged in illegal-but-approved practices under George W. Bush? Are there other options you'd like to see? I know we'd all like to see Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld prosecuted, but what are the odds of that?

Update: A Sullivan reader notes that several layers of immunity have been granted by the idiots in Congress. I'm still curious how folks would like to see these issues remedied by future administrations.

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