From the Conservative Daily Telegraph in England:
November 17th, 2008 11:26 am
By Tim Shipman
Senior intelligence officers are lobbying the outgoing president to look after the men and women who could face charges for following his orders in the war on terrorism.
Many fear that Barack Obama, who has pledged to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and put an end to the policy of extraordinary rendition, could launch a legal witch hunt against those who oversaw the policies after he is sworn in on Jan 20.
Most vulnerable are US intelligence officers who took part in intensive interrogations against terrorist suspects, using techniques including water boarding, which many believe crossed the line into torture.
Come on …. “legal witch hunt”??!! If, during the Obama presidency, child rapists or serial murderers would be indicted, would that be “witch hunting” those as well? Torture is a crime according to law. Enough said.
However, it would be a shame if people practicing torture like private Lynndie England would go to jail, while higher ups like Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld who ordered that torture, would go scot free.
Bush Pardons Offenders: Should Prisoner Torturers Be Among Them? Here.
Would Bush pre-emptively pardon Rumsfeld? Here.