Saturday, March 28, 2009

SUPERSTAR JUDGE GARZÓN strikes again: he has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation against six former Bush administration officials, including Alberto Gonzales, John Yoo and Douglas Feith for the torture in Guantánamo:
The official [close to the case] said that it was “highly probable” that the case would go forward and that it could lead to arrest warrants.

While the move represents a step toward ascertaining the legal accountability of top Bush administration officials for allegations of torture and mistreatment of prisoners in campaign against terrorism, some American experts said that even if warrants were issued their significance could be more symbolic than practical, and that it was a near certainty that the warrants would not lead to arrests if the officials did not leave the United States.