Turley: Well you know, it’s incredible…Truth commissions generally have been used by emerging democracies, often third world countries,…they’re not associated with a goverment that is supposedly the leader of the Rule of Law…
We don’t have any question about the obligation of these treaties. There’s no question that torture occurred here, there’s no question that there was a war crime….
These members of Congress view this as a very inconvenient time to fight this on principle….It is shameful that we would be calling for this kind of commission. We are obligated…a promise not to ourselves but to the world.
Leahy recalls the Church Commission on the abuse of power in the Nixon era: "I think we have to do the same thing here"