Tuesday, April 21, 2009

President Obama leaves door open to some prosecutions

Today's NYT reports that while the President has reiterated his position that those CIA operatives following torture orders should not be prosecuted, there is hope for some prosecutions.  The President said:

Mr. Obama said once again that he does not favor prosecuting CIA operatives who used interrogation techniques that he has since banned. But as for lawyers or others who drew up the former policies allowing such techniques, he said it would be up to his attorney general to decide what to do, adding, “I don’t want to prejudge that.”

This should continue to be an interesting story as the Justice Department decides how to proceed.



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