Andrew Sullivan has a must read rant on Obama’s foot dragging on the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture. As some of you know, Sullivan is a conservative, but he is gay and also likes Obama. But he has had enough.
Basically, his point is that the well documented use of torture by the US in Iraq is a war crime, and not investigating it is also against international law. Obama hypocritically claims that he is “absolutely committed” to the release of the Senate report as soon as it is finished. Really? The report was completed (as Sullivan puts it) fifteen fricking months ago!
So why has it not been released? Because the White House (along with the CIA) is stonewalling its release. This makes Obama complicit in the crimes and also guilty of violating international law including the Geneva conventions. Even Senator Diane Feinstein has had enough, as Jon Stewart points out:
Obama is absolutely wrong to be helping to cover up war crimes by the CIA. We cannot preserve any moral authority we have left if the president doesn’t account for the excesses that happened while fighting terrorism. This must stop.