March 31st, 2005

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ACLU picks up on Sanchez' perjury

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today, asking him to open a criminal investigation into possible perjury by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. ...and if Gonzales refuses, they can appeal to the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus and force an investigation.

Now, many of you might think that Gonzales might refuse this request and be done with it. However, the ACLU has the right to request a writ of mandamus, which would compel Gonzales to initiate an investigation. If Sanchez is investigated, will he be pressured to reveal the identity of those in the Pentagon / Bush administration (Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Cheney, Cambone?!) who knew about and possibly ordered these policies?

As much as I hate to see a retired career soldier go down in flames, if Gen. Sanchez is guilty of perjury -- as well as violating military guidelines by giving the green light to torture -- he deserves what he gets. I certainly won't regret my part in helping make it happen.