This excerpt from Matt Lauer’s interview of Former President Bush pretty much sums up the current legal regime under which we live. When asked why he thinks waterboardng is legal, Bush responds ”because the lawyer said it was legal…”
United States Army Major General Antonio Taguba, who was placed in charge of investigating the crimes Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was forced to resign after publicly stating “there is no longer any doubt as to whether the [Bush] administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”
As we have all seen, no one was ever held accountable … save, perhaps, for those like Maj. Gen. Taguba who spoke out.