If President Barack Obama refuses to hold the Bush administration accountable for torture, his decision would be the latest example of American exceptionalism, the concept that the United States doesn’t have to operate by the same moral and legal standards as other nations.
News analyst Pepe Escobar examines the dilemma that Obama faces in having released documentary evidence of the Bush administration’s use of torture and then insisting that no prosecutions or other punishments should follow.
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Escobar also notes that much of the corporate media and many Democrats also don’t want a serious examination of the torture case because they either were complicit or lacked the moral courage to stand up to these crimes.
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