Team Bush Goes Unpunished for Torture
"... In his State of the Union address, Bush said, "Torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand over people to countries that do torture." Yet former CIA Director George Tenet, who approved the illegal renditions of prisoners to Egypt and Syria where they were formally tortured, has not been charged with any crime.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the man who, according to Seymour Hersh, personally approved physical coercion and sexual humiliation of prisoners, has not been prosecuted. And Alberto Gonzales, responsible for some of the most egregious torture memos, remains the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. When asked by Senator Richard Durbin at the confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, "Can US personnel legally engage in torture under any circumstances?", Gonzales refused to give a categorical "no" answer. He waffled, "I don't believe so, but I'd want to get back to you on that." The would-be attorney general surely knew that the Convention against Torture prohibits torture at any time, including wartime. . . ."
For background information
Bush the Would-Be Torturer
Bush's "Humane" Torture Policy Hits a Speed Bump
Command Responsibility: Playing Politics with Torture
Bush & Co.: War Crimes and Cover-Up
The Quaint Mr. Gonzales
Chickens Come Home to Roost
Dear Mr. Gonzales
The Gonzales Indictment