True Majority teams up with Democracy for America: Recently, Newsweek broke big news. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may be on the verge of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate cases of torture from the Bush era.

This is a major step in the right direction. If we hope to ever hold Bush or Cheney or Karl Rove accountable for their reckless disregard of the Constitution, we need the Attorney General to get the process started.

The problem is there's enormous political pressure to sweep the past under the rug. The fact Attorney General Holder is sending signals that he may move forward despite this pressure shows real courage. But courage alone is not enough. We need action. Attorney General Holder needs to hear from you.


Torture shouldn't be a political issue. Illegal activity must not be swept under a rug. It goes to the core of our fundamental values as Americans. As he decides how to proceed, Attorney General Holder needs to hear that from you.

Unless we hold the architects of the torture program accountable, we're sending the message that there are no consequences for any administration that wants to break the law. If there are no consequences, there's nothing to stop a future administration from ignoring the rule of law for whatever reason, whenever they want.

Take a moment and send Eric Holder a message. Encourage him to move forward with the appointment of a special prosecutor who will be able to investigate the entire torture program, including those who designed and approved it.

It takes more than a new President to restore the rule of law. It takes accountability.