A Patrick Fitzgerald-style investigation may be the wrong way to get the truth on torture. But what’s the right one? And what form will redress take?
Writes Karen Greenberg:
The list of potential legal breaches is, of course, enormous; by one count, the administration has broken 269 laws, both domestic and international.
With these abuses in mind, lawyers, policymakers, and others have identified three models from which to fashion a response to the Bush era. In decreasing order of opprobrium, the choices are impeachment, prosecution, and investigative commission.
Re-read The People vs. Dick Cheney.
Plus: If Congress and the White House punt on prosecution, here are 5 options for who might throw the book at the Bush/Cheney crew.
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