“The United States is a nation of laws. My Administration will always act in accordance with those laws, and with an unshakeable commitment to our ideals. That is why we have released these memos, and that is why we have taken steps to ensure that the actions described within them never take place again.”
– President Obama in a statement about the torture memos released today
As I said earlier, these memos reveal that everybody in the administration new what they were doing would be considered torture. So the fact that Obama released these memos were important.
And, again, I disagree that anybody who carried out these orders should be prosecuted.
But if you want to go after the folks who okayed these techniques?
Well, that I’m a bit more flexible on.