Our friends at NC Stop Torture Now are organizing a call-in to the offices of Sen. Richard Burr for Friday, February 6. Now that he is head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, his role in the full release of the 6,900-page report on the CIA torture program becomes even more crucial.
Christina Cowger of NC Stop Torture Now writes in part:
The summary of the Senate report revealed appalling details of the U.S. government’s systematic use of torture. It catalogued numerous grave and plainly illegal abuses, many of which were authorized by the highest officials in the George W. Bush administration.
However, the summary failed to provide information that may be in the full report. It did not explain, for example, the role of private contractors in the torture program -– companies like Aero Contractors, which provided aircraft and flight crews to launch rendition flights from a state-owned facility in Kinston, N.C. and the company’s headquarters in Johnston County, N.C.
As an elected official of the state, Sen. Burr has a particular responsibility to let the people of North Carolina know what crimes were conducted in their state and in their name.
NC Stop Torture Now offers talking points on its site and suggests the following ways to get in touch with Sen. Burr:
Send an email
Or call him at:
Washington, DC — Phone: (202) 224-3154
Or Tweet him at @SenatorBurr