Investigation needed |

Investigation needed

Dear Editor:

The timing of the United States’ torture seems to coincide with the Bush administration’s efforts to connect Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda in order to move our country toward war … a war of aggression. Vice President Cheney may not be completely truthful about his use of torture to keep us safe. We may have tortured to create the motivation to go to war.

And now we find that Mr. Ibn al-sheik al-Libi, the man we tortured until he testified of this link, is dead in his prison in Libya. Located by human rights investigators two weeks ago, Mr. Libi has been found dead after talking with these investigators.

We know there were no WMD in Iraq and there was no connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda. The reasons for our war on Iraq are without truth … and must be investigated. The motivation behind their telling, if political, may rise to high crimes and treason against the Unit ed States. Please appoint a special prosecutor to investigate these events and bring closure to this situation now.

Mike Mohr


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