Friday, June 26, 2009

Contact Pres. Obama Today! Demand Accountability for Torture & Human Rights Abuses

Today is the day we must all contact President Obama to demand accountability of former President Bush, et al for torture and human rights abuses. Either call him at 1-202-456-1111 or write him an email at You may copy and use the following email I sent, if you'd like.

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for your service to our country. I am writing to demand accountability, investigation, and if found guilty, punishment of our leaders from the previous administration on the question of torture and human rights abuses. We cannot turn a blind eye now and expect that the rule of law will continue to be followed in the future. All human beings, in- or outside of government are accountable for human rights abuses and crimes against humanity. This, especially, includes those in leadership. President Bush, et al are responsible for their actions and should be held accountable. Defying the Geneva Convention, to which we were a signatory, is a crime. Changing our laws to conveniently remove themselves from the Convention's human rights obligations and to protect themselves from legal accountability is both immoral and unethical. If you and Congress turn a blind eye to their human rights abuses, then you proclaim to all of humanity that the United States of America cares nothing for human rights or the rule of law. As the leader of my country, I demand that you hold Bush, Cheney, et al accountable for torture and human rights abuses! Thank you for your attention in this matter.

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