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Obama’s Justice Dept. Not Likely To Go After Bush Folks Who Authorized Torture

Maybe it’s all part of wiping the slate clean. But indications are anyone who condoned harsh interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists in the Bush years will be able to sleep tight.

By Lara Jakes Jordan
AP News
Barack Obama’s incoming administration is unlikely to bring criminal charges against government officials who authorized or engaged in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists during the George W. Bush presidency. Obama, who has criticized the use of torture, is being urged by some constitutional scholars and human rights groups to investigate possible war crimes by the Bush administration.
Two Obama advisers said there’s little – if any – chance that the incoming president’s Justice Department will go after anyone involved in authorizing or carrying out interrogations that provoked worldwide outrage.
The advisers spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans are still tentative. A spokesman for Obama’s transition team did not respond to requests for comment Monday.
Additionally, the question of whether to prosecute may never become an issue if Bush issues pre-emptive pardons to protect those involved.
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Also Read: Obama Faces Tough Issues on Domestic Spying (NY Times)


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