Prosecute Torturers

Erwin Chemerinsky: U.S. should prosecute torturers

Dick, Cheney, John Yoo, Jay Bybee and all who planned and carried out the torture after 9/11 should be criminally prosecuted. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report describes horrific, sadistic brutality inflicted on prisoners. It also leaves no doubt that both United States criminal statutes and international treaties were violated. Those responsible should be punished, including to send a clear message that the United States will not condone or engage in torture.