A very select club petitions one of its own members to do the right thing by digby
Hey, remember when President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize? I know, those were heady times. Check out what his fellow Peace Prize Winners are asking of him today:
Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize asked President Barack Obama late Sunday to make sure that a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of harsh interrogation tactics is released so the U.S. can put an end to a practice condemned by many as torture.The release of the report, which is the most detailed account of the CIA’s interrogation practices in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, would be an opportunity for the U.S. and the world to come to terms with interrogation techniques that went too far, the laureates said in an open letter and petition. The release of the report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has stalled as the Obama Administration the CIA, and lawmakers clashed over how much of it should be redacted.
Why not just release the report? Oh, I guess it might make us look bad....so maybe that tells us that what we did wasn't so good.