President Obama's decision not to prosecute government lawyers who wrote Bush-era memos authorizing torture at CIA prisons — or the CIA officers who carried out the harsh tactics — has incited bitter debate.Barack Obama
That's small consolation to Hardy, who sees his client as a convenient and powerless scapegoat for bad that happened during the Bush years.
"She was never convicted of abusing a prisoner, of withholding medical aid, food or water," Hardy says. "She was convicted of the act of jumping in the picture."
"That's nothing compared to what President Obama just said we're going to excuse," he said. "Nothing."
Monday, April 20, 2009
"CIA Exempt On Torture, But Not Lynndie England"
Liz Halloran, NPR: