For years President Bush has blamed the inhumane treatment of prisoners in the care of America on a few “rotten apples.” Together with his buddies, Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, he has refused to say, “the buck stops here” and accept responsibility for treating captured humans in degrading and criminal ways. A new report by the Senate Armed Services Committee will be released within days and it specifically identifies high ranking officials in the Bush administration as the ones who encouraged the use of torture. According to Senator Carl Levin, “attempts by senior officials to portray that(few rotten apples) to be the case while shrugging off any responsibility for abuses are both unconscionable and false. Our investigation is an effort to set the record straight.”
The report notes military officers were concerned maltreatment of prisoners violated US law an the Uniform Code of Military Justice and exposed lower ranking soldiers of possible prosecution. Military lawyers constantly expressed this disagreement with methods of interrogation that were used but their complaints were ignored.
It is time to prosecute Bush/Chenecy/Rumsfeld and sent them to jail.