Rep. Schakowsky: Congress should investigate torture

By David Edwards
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:39 EDT
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The Obama administration has said that those that ordered or conducted torture should not be held accountable. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., discusses her belief that officials involved in torture under the Bush administration should be prosecuted.

” I think impunity is a problem. That the fact that this policy may be 20, 50 years from now can be looked back at and said, ‘Well, during the Bush administration they did authorize torture of individuals.’ This is a critical situation, and we ought to do it,” Schakowsky told MSNBC’s David Shuster.

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 20, 2009.

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David Edwards
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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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