Sen. Leahy Rips a Page out of Orwell. Fine Tuning the Details
Posted by danishova on February 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is proposing a “truth commission” to investigate abuses of detainees, politically inspired moves at the Justice Department, and whole range of decisions made during the Bush administration. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the primary goal of the commission would be to learn the truth rather than prosecute former officials, but said the inquiry should reach far beyond misdeeds at the Justice Department under Bush to include matters of Iraq prewar intelligence and the Defense Department.
Leahy outlined his suggestion for a “truth and reconciliation” commission during a speech at Georgetown University Monday.
“I’m doing this not to humiliate people or punish people but to get the truth out,” he said.
This is getting sooh confusing. How am I going to know what to say in case I’m invited to one of Obama’s exclusive house parties that I used to be jealous about?
Is it a “truth commission” or a “truth and reconciliation commission”?