Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, praises Obama for releasing four memos that laid out a detailed “manual” for abusing “war on terror” detainees, but says the President now has no real choice but to support prosecution for these openly acknowledged criminal acts.
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Ratner, whose organization has spearheaded the battle for accountability on torture and other abuses of power by the Bush administration, adds that Obama’s hand is being forced by the interest of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon about pursuing the case if the United States doesn’t act.
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