The New York Times reported today http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/world/europe/29spain.html?_r=1&th&emc=th that Spanish Justice may fill the void left by a morally bankrupt United States. The case has been forwarded to the office of the prosecutor for review by Baltazar Garzon, the judge who ordered the arrest of the notorious Chilean villain, Augusto Pinochet. Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general appointed by Bush who went down in flames as a result of political scandal is named in the investigation, as are 5 other high ranking Bush appointees. It appears that arrest warrants may follow in time. But as stated in the Times article:
"The United States, however, would be expected to ignore an extradition request for former officials, although other investigations within the United States have been proposed. Calls for the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation have so far been resisted by the Obama administration, but for more than four years, the Justice Department ethics office has been conducting its own investigation into the work of Mr. Yoo and some of his colleagues."
Unfortunately, even though Dick Cheney and G. W. Bush have openly admitted to knowledge and authorization of waterboarding of prisoners, the investigation does not name them. Well, one can always hope.
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