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US must investigate Bush, aides in CIA torture, rights group says

Human Rights Watch issued a report decrying the lack of prosecutions of those involved in the CIA's secret program to torture detainees, including then-US President George W. Bush (R) and Vice President Dick Cheney, pictured on September 2, 2008US President Barack Obama must investigate his predecessor George W. Bush and allies over the CIA’s torture of terror suspects, or stand complicit in a government “cover-up,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. In a scathing report, the international rights group decried the lack of prosecutions of those involved in the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret program to torture detainees in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. HRW cited Bush along with top officials including then CIA director George Tenet, former vice president Dick Cheney, former national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and former attorney general John Ashcroft.

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