Bush Lawyers Likely in the Clear
A Justice Department report suggests that the possibility of legal consequence for those who broke the law is steadily waning, as Bush administration lawyers who approved the torture-interrogation technique of waterboarding will likely escape prosecution. The laughable back-up plan for disciplinary action has fallen to possible punishment by the lawyer’s respective bar associations.
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The Bush administration lawyers who approved the use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques are likely to escape criminal prosecution, according to a US justice department draft report.
The lawyers, at worst, face being referred to their bar associations for possible disciplinary action. This could result in a reprimand or even disbarment, ending any further legal career on the part of once high-flying government lawyers.
The justice department has been conducting an inquiry into the role of the lawyers who wrote the now infamous memos giving the go-ahead for the CIA to use waterboarding, which simulates drowning, and other techniques such as slamming detainees against false walls and prolonged sleep deprivation.
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