Obama would ask Attorney General to review potential crimes of the Bush Administration
Staff Writer, BlackPoliticsontheWeb.com
– According to Will Bunch, a writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, if elected, Sen. Barack Obama would ask his Attorney General to look into possible crimes committed by Bush Administration officials. The question was prompted by recent stories that Adminstration officials, including Vice-President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, met discuss waterboarding and other torture methods.
An excerpt from Obama’s answer:
What I would want to do is to have my Justice Department and my Attorney General immediately review the information that’s already there and to find out are there inquiries that need to be pursued. I can’t prejudge that because we don’t have access to all the material right now. I think that you are right, if crimes have been committed, they should be investigated. You’re also right that I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as a partisan witch hunt because I think we’ve got too many problems we’ve got to solve.