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Human Rights Groups: Obama's Policies Mimic The Bush Administration

HRW is also concerned about the administration's approach to investigating and prosecuting Bush-era torture policies. They want Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to commit to a real inquiry.

"It's not good enough to prosecute a few low-level officials while ruling out a truth commission to investigate senior officials who planned and authorized the policy of abuse and torture," Roth said.

Apparently, though, Obama doesn't want any part of that, and the Attorney General knows it.

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