Friday, April 17, 2009
Andrew Sullivan rounds up net reactions to the legal memos written at the behest of the Bush administration as a way to get round legal prohibitions of torture.
The focus in parts of the US media, and in the UK on the BBC, is on the statement that the Obama administration will not seek indictment for those CIA officials who acted "in good faith."
The fact of Bush seeking out ways to commit torture has been known for some time now. But it is still major news to have these OLC memos now released.
The history is now clear: the Bush-Cheney regime goes down as a torture administration. At some stage, perhaps after Obama, some of the perps will come to trial.