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The recently released memos did not surprise me at all, because Ron Susskind’s book “The 1% Doctrine” revealed much of what was in those memos; way back in 2006. Yesterday’s Senate Armed Services Committee reported torture policies way back in 2002, that were intended to make a case for the misguided war in Iraq. I am now convinced someone at the top should be prosecuted because we knew 10 days after the 9/11 attacks, that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with those attacks. The report also stated that Cheney and Rumsfeld demanded that interrogators find evidence of an Al Qaida - Iraq collaboration.

I cannot believe the extreme Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will go to try and marginalize the memos and the Armed Services Committee Report. O’Reilly said that Senator Leahy was too liberal to lead an investigation and Atty. General Holder was partly responsible for the 9/11 attacks because he worked for Janet Reno. A while ago Rush Limbaugh’s guest host said that torture saved lives but the policies of Barney Frank made many commit suicide. Are these the voices of reason?

I say declassify all material and let the chips fall where they may, democrat or republican. Do I want to see a former president or vice president go to jail? No, they could be given a pardon and we could put this dark chapter to rest with the principles and constitution still intact