It’s Official: No U.S. Prosecution of Bush Officials
by Jeremy Gantz
19 Apr 09 | Raw Story
Bad news for anyone hoping that President Obama might still be open to the possibility of prosecution of high-level Bush officials: It ain’t gonna happen.
That much was close to being certain before the torture memos were released Thursday. But the statement from Obama released with those shocking memos included this sentence: “In releasing these memos, it is our intention to assure those who carried out their duties relying in good faith upon legal advice from the Department of Justice that they will not be subject to prosecution.”
By singling out CIA interrogators to assure them they will not be subject to federal prosecution, I thought perhaps he was leaving room for future prosecution of higher ups. Given that he released such explosive materials almost without redactions, I thought perhaps he might allow himself to be influenced by shifting popular sentiment. >>>