Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Government Will Launch an Investigation Into Some Torture Allegations
Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that he will appoint a prosecutor to investigate allegations that some government employees may have tortured terrorism suspect even beyond the scope of authority given to them in the now infamous torture memos. President Obama has stated that he will not seek to prosecute the Bush administration officials who wrote the memos or those employees who acted in the good faith belief that those memos authorized them to use tactics that have since been determined to be torture. This investigation is different because it will target investigators that engaged in activities that were outside the bounds of any kind of authority.