As the deadline approaches for each party’s presidential nomination, writes Dartmouth’s William Cheng in a Huffington Post opinion piece, the American public “cannot tolerate candidates who continue to remain unclear on issues of torture.”
Cheng, an assistant professor of music, writes that “a direct call for the prosecution of torturers is among the best metrics for one’s commitment to anti-torture measures. By declining to advocate for such legal actions, we’re announcing our willingness to let bygones be bygones. Without pursuit of accountability, there’s no guarantee that U.S. officials won’t torture again with complete freedom.”
Read the full opinion piece, published 8/21/15 by The Huffington Post.
Cheng is a Dartmouth Public Voices Fellow.