Monday, April 20, 2009

U.S. Contracts out Torture Justice to Spain

The Obama administration determined not to investigate or charge CIA operatives with torture. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel spread the immunity blanket to Justice Department authors of torture memos.

"It's not a time to use our energy and our time in looking back" out of "any sense of anger and retribution," Emanuel said on ABC's "This Week."
Don't you love Rahm's "anger and retribution" framing. How about out of any sense of America's international treaty obligations or the rule of law? David Axelrod cited the President's belief in "the law." How about a simple, thorough dispassionate investigation with no anger and no retribution? Such an investigation will point to next steps.

President Obama visits the CIA today. He will reiterate his holding no one accountable for torture and abuse.

Now Change means No Change from W., at least in the "Just Us" Department. At the moment, Spain is the world's only chance for justice.

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