Author: Some in Congress calling for war crimes trials

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 17:21 EDT
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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talked with Jane Mayer who is author of a new book, “The Dark Side.” Mayer’s book looks at the treatment of prisoners captured by the U.S. during the pursuit of Al Qaeda.

Mayer believe that the decision to torture prisoners could expose President Bush to war crimes charges. “I think it’s more a political question than a legal question, really. There’s a question whether there’s a political appetite for this. There are Democrats on the Hill that are calling for these kind of hearings and trials.”

This video is from CNN’s Situation Room, broadcast July 15, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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