From Digby, one of the most influential bloggers of them all, at Hullabalo. Other very influential bloggers like Glenn Greenwald, Duncan Black and Andrew Sullivan will frequently tell readers to go read Digby for the most trenchant commentary on a topic. They have even coined a phrase, “ This has been another edition of what Digby said.”
”…The good news is that some religious organizations have organized around this issue:
Since January 2006, the more than 250 religious organizations comprising the National Religious Campaign Against Torture have worked together to end U.S.-sponsored torture. During 2008, the religious community advocated for a Presidential Executive Order ending torture. It happened. On January 22, President Obama issued an Executive Order halting torture.
Now the task is to make sure that U.S.-sponsored torture never happens again. To accomplish this goal, our nation needs to put safeguards in place to prevent its recurrence. We will better understand what safeguards are needed if we have a comprehensive understanding of what happened – who was tortured, why they were tortured, and who ordered the torture. As a nation we need the answers to those questions.
Therefore, NRCAT is calling for a Commission of Inquiry to investigate U.S. torture policies and practices. To bolster this call, we are asking you and other people of faith to endorse the statement "U.S.-Sponsored Torture: A Call for a Commission of Inquiry."
As the religious community made a difference in encouraging the President to halt torture, we now must urge our leaders to create a Commission of Inquiry to help ensure that U.S.-sponsored torture never happens again.
Click here for more information about this initiative, including other ways you and your congregation can help to secure a Commission of Inquiry.”