Kiriakou is an American hero. He refused to participate in torture, helped expose the program -- including the systematic use of torture, renditions and secret black sites -- and said on national television that torture was wrong. Instead of being rewarded for his courage and moral rectitude, he is currently the only person to be criminally prosecuted, and soon to be jailed, as a result of the Bush-era torture regime.
It is deeply disturbing that the first man to refuse to participate in the Bush era torture program, and to speak out on national television and expose the egregious violations of international law and human rights, is the one person to be prosecuted and imprisoned. This is a great travesty of justice. Kiriakou is an American hero and should be honored for speaking out against evil. Punishing him, and his five children who will be without a father, and his wife, for having the courage to stand up for what is right is shameful. Please pardon him (even though he did nothing wrong) or commute his sentence.