Truth Commission, Dead?

Via the Washington Independent, Charlotte Dennett reports:

We had asked for the meeting to learn why [Patrick Leahy] supported a truth commission over the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Halfway through the allotted 30 minute meeting (with him taking up much of the time explaining why he was not generally opposed to prosecution, since he had been a DA for eight years and had the highest conviction rate in Vermont), he told us that his truth commission had failed to get the broad support it needed in Congress, and since he couldn’t get one Republican to come behind the plan, “it’s not going to happen.”

War crimes are worth investigating - unless our friends committed them.

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

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