Back to News & Commentary

Jimmy Carter on Accountability for Torture

Share This Page
June 2, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter recently stated that he respects but disagrees with President Obama’s decision to block the release of photographs that depict U.S. use of torture and other harsh interrogation methods under the Bush administration. The ACLU is with President Carter when he talks about the hope to be “much more open about the revelations of what we’ve done in the past.” And when it comes to who knew about and authorized torture policies like waterboarding, Carter calls for a “complete examination” of what happened along with “the identification of any perpetrators of crimes against our own laws.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Watch President Carter’s remarks here, followed by a reaction from Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU.

Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. Please see You Tube’s privacy statement on their website and Google’s privacy statement on theirs to learn more. To view the ACLU’s privacy statement, click here.

Support the ACLU’s call for accountability today: Sign a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate torture.

Learn More About the Issues on This Page