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Feb
2005

Urge the Senate to Thoroughly Vet Second Bush Nominee Implicated in Torture Controversy

From: Matt Howes, National Internet Organizer, ACLU

Subject: Urge the Senate to Thoroughly Vet Second Bush Nominee Implicated in Torture Controversy

The Bush administration is seeking a quick, under-the-radar confirmation of the president’s nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate, however, should carefully examine the record of the nominee, Michael Chertoff, because he too is implicated in the ongoing Bush Administration torture controversy.

Urge Congress to conduct a proper review of Chertoff before voting on his nomination to head the Department of Homeland Security.

There are real concerns about Chertoff: he reportedly gave advice to the CIA about the legality of certain forms of torture and interrogation, and was also the official responsible for the unnecessary detentions of hundreds of Arab and Muslim men in the weeks and months after 9/11.

Additionally, Chertoff has demonstrated a very limited view of civil liberties: he played a leading role in the crafting of the USA Patriot Act, the relaxation of internal Justice Department guidelines that now permit the FBI to secretly spy on public religious, social or political gatherings and the blanket “voluntary” interviews of thousands of Arabs and Muslims that have sown distrust between law enforcement and these communities.

Last week, Action Network members sent more than 30,000 messages to their Senators expressing deep concerns about the Gonzales nomination, a concern that continues to be reflected in the ongoing Senate debate over the nomination. Now, Congress needs to hear your concerns about Chertoff’s involvement in setting policy and procedures on torture.

Take action! Urge Congress to conduct a proper review of Chertoff before voting on his nomination to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Click here to get more information and to take action:
http://www.aclu.org/NationalSecurity/NationalSecurity.cfm?ID=17384&c=24
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