Getting the Truth about America's Tortured Past

Urge President Obama to set up a nonpartisan inquiry on torture to make sure we don't repeat past mistakes.

Human Rights First and other leading human rights organizations have created a joint petition that calls on President Obama to set up a nonpartisan inquiry to evaluate the full cost of abuses, look at how we got there, and come up with safeguards so we don't repeat the same mistakes. The U.S. needs to invest in a forward-looking strategy on intelligence gathering that gives interrogators training and guidance on which techniques work, and which techniques – such as torture — don't.

Momentum is on our side – please let the Obama administration know that the public wants the truth about torture. Our national security depends on it.







0-25 of 343 signatures
Number Date Name
343 July 19, 2013 Susan Pateracki
342 July 11, 2013 Annette Tenny
341 July 11, 2013 Judi Poulson
340 July 11, 2013 Veronica Noechel
339 June 12, 2013 Swag Swaga
338 May 30, 2013 Jan-Paul Alon
337 May 27, 2013 Bradley Jaron
336 May 23, 2013 yves-marie PEROT
335 May 21, 2013 Jon Mullin
334 May 01, 2013 seychelle cannes
333 April 30, 2013 Glenda Glass
332 April 30, 2013 Alexander DeSantiago
331 April 24, 2013 Marjorie Derrick
330 April 23, 2013 steven kelly
329 April 14, 2013 Melissa Reilly-Diakun
328 March 05, 2013 Charlie Neveu
327 February 21, 2013 Laura McLaughlin
326 February 14, 2013 Karen Jalamov
325 January 30, 2013 maria epling
324 January 13, 2013 Anthony Wood
323 December 20, 2012 ramon martin
322 November 25, 2012 Julie Shapiro
321 October 28, 2012 john Gillespie
320 October 25, 2012 Monica Batiste
319 August 23, 2012 Shannon Culek
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