Chairman Feingold, Ranking Minority Member Brownback, members of the Subcommittee, thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify. The question this hearing poses is of critical importance: What steps should the next President and Congress take to repair the damage that this President has done to the rule of law in the pursuit of U.S. national security? I have testified and written elsewhere about the Bush Administration's deeply troubling record of detainee treatment since 2001, a record that has had devastating consequences both for our nation's efforts to protect and enforce some of our most important laws, and for our national security. In this testimony, I shall first explain why I believe not only adherence to, but reliance on, the rule of law is so essential to the success of U.S. counterterrorism policy. I then offer a list of specific steps I believe the U.S. Government should take to begin to correct key failures and ill- effects of U.S. intelligence and detention operations since the attacks of September 11.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Restoring the Rule of Law|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)