I write the POTUS
It's time to appoint Patrick Fitzgerald as Special Prosecutor to look into the lawless and corrupt Bush Administration. Just like in Alcoholics Anonymous - you cannot heal without first analyzing where you went wrong, and making good on your insights. If you let the Bush regime torture go unpunished, it stands as precedent, and the next occupier of the White House could strike down your prohibitions with a stroke of the pen.
I don't want my beloved country to welcome the sickness, corruption, yes, EVIL of torture. It's past time to root it out and punish those who crossed the line - for whatever reason, because there IS no reason to ever torture, period. Are we a nation of laws, or a nation of men. If we go on "Looking Forward" without examining where we are and what got us there, then we are arguably just a nation of men - corrupt evil men. No more, and no "shining city on the hill" either.
The doctrine of Ex parte Milligan (1866): “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men at all times and in all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.”
TORTURE IS WRONG. OUR LAWS COVER RULERS AND PEONS ALIKE. IT'S TIME TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS, WHEREVER IT GOES AND WHATEVER IT TAKES