FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA
President Obama must investigate Bush Administration officials. The world is watching what he will do. The question is how can the Obama Administration not investigate, and, if appropriate, prosecute?
How could there be “change we can believe in” if the new administration harbors war criminals – which is the way the rest of the world, familiar with the facts which have surfaced even without an investigation, view those who facilitated or engaged in torture and facilitated an unnecessary war?
One would think that people like Cheney, Rumsfeld, Addington, Gonzales, Yoo, Haynes and others, who claim to have done nothing wrong, would call for investigations to clear themselves if they really believed that to be the case.
But they have not; they have shamed themselves and the nation by committing crimes against humanity in the name of the United States. They have violated international law, the principles of the United Nations, and the U.S. Constitution.
We must all hope that the Obama Administration does the right thing; if not, other countries will bring charges either in their own countries or the international court.