When asked about the possibility of prosecuting members of the Bush Administration for war crimes commited in Iraq and Afghanistan, democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told Little Village, “Torture is not what the United States of America should be about.” Those who made the decision to transgress on what the United Nations calls a basic human right should be held accountable, Sanders says.
Here, he talks about those wartime violations, the United State’s capacity for reaction and where that response ranks on his list of priorities:
Video production: Sara Tate, PATV Channel 18, Iowa City, IA
Interview: Stacey Walker, Fri. Sept. 4, 2015
Location: CSPS/Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA.