US: Rights Groups Denounce Dropping of CIA Torture Cases | Common Dreams
W - U.S. human rights groups have roundly condemned Thursday’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the Justice Department will not pursue prosecutions of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers who may have been responsible for the deaths of two prisoners in their custody.
The announcement appeared to mark the end of all efforts by the U.S. government to hold CIA interrogators accountable for torture and mistreating prisoners detained during the so-called “Global War on Terror” launched shortly after the Al Qaeda attacks on Sep. 11, 2001.
For rights activists and for supporters of President Barack Obama, it was the latest in a series of disappointing decisions, including the failure to close the detention facility at the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba. They had hoped Obama would not only end the excesses of President George W. Bush’s prosecution of the war, but also conduct a full investigation of those excesses, if not prosecute those responsible.
Comment....Let me make one thing really clear here. I have never supported Obama! Never did and I never will. As far as I'm concerned a vote for him is like saying its OK to charge $7 or 8 dollar's for a gallon of Gas... However I'm glad that the cases were dropped against agents that were "Doing Their Job"...The key words here "doing their job". To pursue this would mean, Bush, Chaney and the rest of those manipulators would have to be arrested also and we all know they wouldn't do that.. I know the agents were doing what they were told to do by someone above them. You cannot change that. Although this looks like a free pass its not...The rules will change and the idea is for them not to know this...We will still not let them get away with blowing up little girls in schools.