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The Spanish Conscience

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Via Scott Horton and The Huffington Post: Spain demands to know how high the torture directive went.

The people of Spain, as you may remember, also threw their conservative government out of office shortly after that poor minister agreed to the Iraq War. They since provided a valuable European criticism of American policy all throughout the era of general acceptance. Now they have a serious mind to prosecute the authors of the famous “Torture Memos” which provided the legal groundwork for our abuses from Guantanamo to Bagram.

The Obama Administration has steadfastly refused to engage in “political” prosecutions, morality be damned – and no other country seems to want to bring the matter up, so little will likely come of this. But it is heartening to see such defiance of America (and on such a sensitive issue) amid the general obeisance one views from the rest of Europe.

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Written by pavanvan

September 12, 2009 at 2:56 am

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