From illegal kidnapping and torture by the CIA, to the abuses at Abu Ghraib, to the “enhanced interrogation” of terror suspects at Guantánamo, our nation’s torture policies have come from the top.

I urge you to:

1. Support strenuous efforts, including the appointment of an independent prosecutor, to hold President Bush, Vice-President Cheney and other high-ranking officials accountable for their role in condoning and/or authorizing U.S. involvement in torture.

2. Condemn Administration efforts to conduct military commission proceedings that allow for the use of evidence gained through torture.

3. Send a powerful message to future presidents that Congress will use its constitutional powers to prevent illegal conduct.


Now, if I found out that there were high officials who knowingly, consciously broke existing laws, engaged in coverups of those crimes with knowledge forefront [sic?], then I think a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law […]

And John Yoo is discovering yet another form of unwelcome attention. The rest of your lives leaves us a good, long time, kids.