9/11 Commission

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"If Obama had allowed prosecutions over CIA torture, 'people like Haspel, quite plausibly, could have gone to prison.' Instead, she's going to run the CIA."
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Progressive groups and Democratic lawmakers say that the appointment must be coupled with an independent commission, similar to the 9/11 commission, "to augment the efforts of the special prosecutor and follow the evidence wherever it leads," as Common Cause president Karen Hobart put it. (Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
An independent commission must also be formed to 'follow the evidence wherever...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
'The need for an independent actor who can both investigate and prosecute...


Last night George Bush defended waterboarding as legal "because the lawyer said it was." The lawyer was John Yoo. Enough said. The stomach-churning sight and sound of Bush makes us think of the old Jewish folk-tale about a poor farmer who thinks he has it bad but learns otherwise; it's called, "It Could Always Be Worse." Lauer: "Tom Kean, former Republican co-chair of the 9/11 commission, said they got legal opinions they wanted from their own people." Bush: "He obviously doesn't know. I hope...