Obama Not Opposed to Prosecution for Torture Memos


The president “has said he doesn’t support charging CIA agents and interrogators who took part in waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics […] But he also said that it is up to the attorney general whether to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who wrote the memos approving these tactics.” If you think that stance sounds a little too hands-off, bear in mind that Obama also noted that the memos “reflect in my view us losing our moral bearings.” Ball’s in your court, Holder. [AP, On Deadline/USAT]