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Bush Prosecutions

Spanish Judge Resumes Torture Case Against Six Senior Bush Lawyers

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo.

How Can You Not Have Bush, Cheney and Gonzales Prosecuted?

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The question is no longer, should you, or can you, prosecute them for authorizing torture. The question is, how can we say we live under a system of law and not have them prosecuted.

The Torture Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks.

A Commission of Inquiry: Not Criminalizing Policy Differences

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The real danger here is that unlawful conduct will be chalked up to policy differences and swept under the rug before the American public can even learn the full truth about what happened.

Accountability...and Its Opposite

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

Obama has concluded that there are some subjects that we just don't get to know about -- which means there are some areas where the government may break the law with impunity.

The Case Against Prosecutions

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

There are two reasons prosecuting the Bush administration is a bad idea, one that has to do with the nature of the alleged crimes and the other that has to do with the consequences for the country.

Another Good Reason for Not Prosecuting the "Bushies"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

There is almost no possibility that prosecutions against members of the Bush administration for violating civil liberties and human rights could succeed. A fairly selected jury would almost certainly acquit.

Biden On Prosecution Of Bush Officials: "Not Ruling It Out"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopolous, Joe Biden said he was 'not ruling out' prosecutions for Bush administration officials over tortu...