I Beg Your Pardon?
Show of hands: How many of you think President Bush is planning to grant pre-emptive pardons to the key members of his administration involved in authorizing the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody?
Are your hands up? Ours are. Send a message to President Bush telling him not to pardon these individuals (he knows who they are). Tell him even he isn’t above the law, and to pardon these people would be an extraordinary abuse of executive power.
To see just who we think Bush may have in mind to pardon, check out what we around the ACLU office call the “Rogues Gallery” of Bush administration officials. Smiley pictures? Check. Description of what these individuals have done to authorize torture and extraordinary rendition? Check.
Signed letter to President Bush? That’s up to you.