Wednesday, 21 January 2009

No torture pardons

As others have pointed out, Bush did not, as widely expected, issue pardons to those involved in America's torture - sorry, "enhanced interrogation" - programme. As a Bush official has admitted that at least one suspect, "2oth hijacker" Qathani, was subject to torture, this leaves things potentially very interesting, though sadly it is hard to imagine Obama expending political capital on prosecutions.
Of all the terrible things the Bush administration did, the embrace of torture was surely among the very worst.

Btw - "President Obama". Doesn't it feel good to type and say those words?

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