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Biden on prosecuting Bush officials for torture: ‘I think we should be looking forwards, not backwards.’

By Faiz Shakir  

"Biden on prosecuting Bush officials for torture: ‘I think we should be looking forwards, not backwards.’"

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On ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked Vice President-elect Joe Biden whether high-level Bush administration officials should be prosecuted for prisoner abuse. “The questions of whether or not a criminal act has been committed…is something the Justice Department decides,” Biden responded. “That’s a decision I’d look to the Justice Department to make.” While stating he was “not ruling it in and not ruling it out,” Biden underscored that he and Obama are are “focusing on the future.” “I think we should be looking forward, not backwards,” he argued.

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