Accountability for Torture Panel at Netroots Nation

The ACLU was in Pittsburgh last week for Netroots Nation, and National Security Project staff attorney Melissa Goodman joined a panel with the Center for Constitutional Rights' (CCR) Vince Warren, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), and Firedoglake's Marcy Wheeler for a discussion about the need for a special prosecutor to investigate the torture program carried out during the Bush administration.

Rather than give you a written rundown (which Spencer Ackerman did, live), why not just watch the video? It's broken into five parts.

Part I: Introductions, and Rep. Nadler's opening remarks:

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Part II: CCR's Vince Warren's opening remarks:

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Part III: Melissa's opening remarks:

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Part IV: Marcy Wheeler's opening remarks:

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Finally, Part V is the Q & A portion of the panel:

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Special thanks to CCR for letting us join the discussion, and Bruce Fealk, who videotaped the panel.

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yep

bruce is a buffoon

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