Monday, April 20, 2009

Prosecution Complex

One of the reasons President Obama is reluctant to pursue a criminal investigation, through an independent prosecutor, into the egregious misconduct of his predecessor's regime is that he'll be in quite a pickle when the extradition requests start coming in from Spain and Britain.

Remember, the heads-up to waterboard, and other violations of international law, all happened on the taxpayer's dime, and if you think the budget deficit is big now, wait until you see what it looks like after their defense attorney bills.

Those who want Bybee to step down are right, but the one who drew up the legal blueprint was not the mastermind, or the one who gave the command to enforce "enhanced alternative" interrogation techniques. That would be Messrs. Bush and Cheney. We should be looking at criminal prosecution; it's too late for impeachment.