On ABC’s This Week, conservative columnist George Will voiced his support for a nonpartisan independent commission, to investigate the United States’ use of torture and cruelty following September 11, 2001.
Will’s support came in response to a Washington Post editorial by Fred Hiatt. Hiatt called for a commission co-chaired by former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter, saying torture “cannot be ignored, forgotten, swept away.”
With each voice speaking out in favor of the commission, we get closer to making it a reality. But our work to prevent torture and cruelty is not finished.
Please join us. Urge President Obama to appoint a nonpartisan, independent commission to lay bare the historical record on torture and prevent history from repeating itself.
Congress returned to work on Tuesday, September 8th. Now is the perfect time to ask your Representative and Senators to make this a priority. Sign our petition and urge them to call on President Obama today.
Safeguard our cherished values. Restore our system of checks and balances and insist on government accountability. Together, we will prevent future abuse. Join us in building support for an independent commission.