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By a margin of 2 to 1, Americans feel it’s time for an accounting of the Bush Administration’s illegal practices, including torture and warrantless surveillance. And 40% of Americans are prepared to proceed to prosecutions immediately, without even the need for a comprehensive investigation. Only a minority of Republicans accept the Bush team’s mantra that we should move on and leave the crimes of the last eight years unexamined. Read the details in these reports in USA Today. This call for accountability is a mainstream phenomenon.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations:
A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.
A statistician determined that the five most common first names among New York City taxi drivers are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”