Human Rights Watch: George W. Bush Should Be Prosecuted Over Torture

The U.S. advocacy group Human Rights Watch is calling on foreign governments to prosecute President Bush, Vice President Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and former CIA director George Tenet for authorizing “torture, abduction and other mistreatment of prisoners.” HRW released a report today stating that “there is enough strong evidence from the information made public over the past five years” to suggest “serious violations of U.S. and international law,” and that prosecution is required “if the U.S. hopes to wipe away the stain of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and reaffirm the primacy of the rule of law.” The report’s author Reed Brody is requesting that foreign governments pursue investigations because “there is no longer any movement on the part of the Obama administration to live up to its responsibilities to investigate these cases when the evidence just keeps piling up.”