Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweeping it under the rug...

Seems the "justice" department is getting ready to release its report on the authors of our torture policies...primarily Yoo and Bybee... and it also seems that the report that is about to be released has been rewritten in the last few months to downgrade the conduct of the torturers to "bad judgment." Scott Horton has more here.
Fortunately, as Scott points out in the above article, the Spanish are still going ahead with a criminal inquiry regarding this very same conduct by these very same men in relation to the torture of five Spanish citizens at Guantanamo. In going ahead with the inquiry the Spanish Court "concluded that the American Justice Department was not involved in any credible effort to investigate or prosecute torture cases connected with Guantánamo."