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Justice for Victims of Torture (Not)


By Leah Bolger - Posted on 08 June 2010

I was just reading through the Defense Appropriations bill that the House passed on 5/28, and I happened to come across a section that caught my eye: "SEC. 1062: JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND TERRORISM." I thought, "This is quite remarkable! Our country is finally owning up to its crime of torture, and we are going to try to compensate our victims as a first step in regaining some sort of moral highground!"
But then I started reading:

"...that the Secretary of State `should work with the Government of Iraq on a state-to-state basis to ensure compensation for any meritorious claims based on terrorist acts committed by the Saddam Hussein regime against individuals who were United States nationals or members of the United States Armed Forces..."

Silly me! Congress isn't concerned about justice for victims of torture--they are just concerned about Americans! Bush and Cheney both admitted that our government has tortured people, and even said they would do it again! Why isn't Congress prosecuting? Why aren't they seeking "Justice" for those victims?

Here is the link for Section 1062 in its entirety: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:2:./temp/~c1114Neoe9:e606926:

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