In breaking news, Holder declared that CIA interrogators who went 24 on suspects will not be prosecuted, ensuring that a wave of liberal anger and disappointment shall wash o’er the evening newscasts.

As much as I do share in that disappointment, the fact remains that the legal guidance the CIA agents in question recieved at the time, however misguided, was that this was all ok. To come after them now would fall under the “ex post facto” clause. That said, the administration needs to send a message that going forward there’s going to be greater accountability in order to control/prevent the use of such practices. While they’ve done a good job of making statements to this effect, at this point putting these words into action would be appreciated.

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