No surprise there, but it's funny that even Harry Reid is fessing up to the rank partisanship by liberals regarding this issue--another ploy by leftist loons to exact vengeance on former President Bush, at the expense of the safety of our country. If the GOP listens and jumps on the bandwagon of Dick Cheney's demands that all the torture memos be declassified, Barack Obama will end up looking really stupid for making this an issue to begin with.
A fund-raising letter has revealed one of the leading figures pushing for an investigation of alleged U.S. torture of terror suspects following 9/11: leftist billionaire-financier George Soros.
Officials at the Open Society Institute, which was founded by Soros in 1993 to promote progressive causes around the globe and which bills itself as “a Soros Foundation Network,” issued an e-mail to supporters yesterday announcing the creation of a new organization called the Commission on Accountability.
On its Web site, the Commission on Accountability demands an “independent, non-partisan” investigation of “torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees.”
The Commission on Accountability asks for signatures on a petition to President Obama.
The petititon reads: “We call on the president of the United States to establish an independent, non-partisan commission to examine and report publicly on torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of detainees in the period since September 11, 2001.
“The commission, comparable in stature to the 9/11 Commission, should look into the facts and circumstances of such abuses, report on lessons learned, and recommend measures that would prevent any future abuses.
The petition continues: “We believe that the commission is necessary to reaffirm America’s commitment to the Constitution, international treaty obligations, and human rights. The report issued by the commission will strengthen U.S. national security and help to re-establish America’s standing in the world.”