A whopping 70,000 questions poured into Change.gov over the past week, in response to the Obama transition team's call for citizen queries to the President-Elect. After votes from about 100,000 people, the top ranked question asks Obama whether he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of torture and illegal surveillance by the U.S. government.
Melber, along with Bob Fertik of Democrats.com and numerous others, have been pushing the question of accountability at a time when Obama's spokespersons have already made it clear that the new Obama administration will not make it a priority to engage in anything that could be misconstrued as a "partisan witch hunt" -- even if it means bringing those people responsible for the torture policies of the Bush administration in the so-called "War on Terror" to justice.
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