Modified and Updated(May 2, 2009): (L-R): Rice, former VP Cheney, Tenet, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Feith, Mukasey, Gonzales, former President Bush, Rove, Yoo, and Bybee (scratched Powell) (updated).
Danz View:I'll let any investigation results speak for itself, and make no doubt about it, there should be a massive investigation.
The question is, "Who can mount such an investigation into U. S. detainee torture policy and pursue it through legal channels - Congress - the UN - citizens of the world?" Maybe Spain (updated).
Waterboarding was carried out. Waterboarding is torture. Torture is a war crimes.
Secret memos were written authorizing the torture. The secret memos provide cover to those who committed the torture (so says the current President, Barack Obama) (updated).
Those who wrote the memos were just "following orders" given by those who ordered the memos written.
Those who ordered the memos written are protected by the memos they ordered written because they were "merely legal opinions of loyal government lawyers." Those who conducted the torture are "protected" by the secret memos (President Obama also supports that, he says) (updated).
Those who ordered the secret memos written had that in mind when they ordered the memo writers to write the secret memos.
IT appears on the surface to be a lawyer's wet dream come true ... the perfect cover; the perfect concealment scheme; in short, the perfect crime where everyone skates; no one is prosecuted and apparently everyone will go free. But, the lawyers still get paid, right (updated)?
So, what have I missed? Catch-22 comes to mind.