And I would add Judith Miller to that list, but I’m cynical that way. The editorial is pretty spectacular:
Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the C.I.A.’s destruction of videotapes of torture sessions and those who may have gone beyond the torture techniques authorized by President George W. Bush. But the investigation did not lead to any charges being filed, or even any accounting of why they were not filed.
Mr. Obama has said multiple times that “we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards,” as though the two were incompatible. They are not. The nation cannot move forward in any meaningful way without coming to terms, legally and morally, with the abhorrent acts that were authorized, given a false patina of legality, and committed by American men and women from the highest levels of government on down.
And it keeps on in that rich vein for the whole thing. Best part: above it is a picture of Dick Cheney and Condi Rice.
One of the greatest disappointments of the Obama years is that his Justice Department did not go after the torturers (or for that matter the bankers) which led us to snark that Eric Holder should be tested regularly to see if he was still breathing. Personally, I think the Justice Department should be investigated to find out why they never charged anyone with anything, and yeah, if the Kenyan Usurper told them not to, then he’s an accessory after the fact.