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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on April 25, 2009, in response to the Camera’s question: A Congressional report released this week outlined the most detailed evidence yet that the military’s use of harsh interrogation methods — including waterboarding — on terrorism suspects was approved at high levels of the Bush administration. What should be done, now?

Long before anybody would stand trial for harsh interrogation methods, there would have to be an investigation. If that investigation were made by partisan Congress, the investigation alone could bog down the country and President Obama’s administration. All of that wouldn’t be good for the country as a whole as it fights against the recession and grappling with the numerous changes Obama aims to accomplish. Obama sees that and has discouraged going further into the matter. However, Democrats in Congress won’t let it go despite Obama saying that even an independent commission doesn’t “seem altogether workable in this case.”

The ends of harsh interrogation methods don’t justify the means. We don’t break the law to protect it. We should be above that. Motivation and timing, however, should be considered as should any memos that show the benefits of harsh interrogations.

Source: Daily Camera

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