Cao open to torture prosecutions.


medium_08cao04.jpg Yesterday, the Times-Picayune reported that Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA) is one of the few Republicans in Congress who have agreed that the door to possible prosecutions for torture architects in the Bush administration should be left open:

But on Monday, Obama, while maintaining that CIA operatives should be spared legal scrutiny, said: “With respect to those who formulated those legal decisions, I would say that that is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general, within the perimeters of various laws.”

Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, R-New Orleans, whose father, a former South Vietnamese Army officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese re-education camp after the fall of South Vietnam, expressed a similar view.

“I agree we have to look to the future, not the past, but if people broke the law, I believe that no one is above the law and if people violate the law they have to face the consequences of what the law dictates.”