|Torture: Abu Ghraib|
In a ruling in Madrid today, Judge Baltasar Garzón has announced that an inquiry into the Bush administration’s torture policy makers now will proceed into a formal criminal investigation. The ruling came as a jolt following the recommendation of Spanish Attorney General Cándido Conde-Pumpido against proceeding with a criminal inquiry ...(Daily Beast, emphasis added). By my calculations they would be better off to have El Cid do the criminal prosecution of "The Bush Six" listed above, because the death penalty can result under US criminal law.
Named as targets were former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, former chief of staff to the vice president David Addington, former general counsel of the Department of Defense William J. Haynes II, former Under-Secretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith, former assistant attorney general and current federal judge Jay Bybee and former deputy assistant attorney general and now professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley John Yoo.
Spain does not have the death penalty, and thus, El Cid has been described as "soft on crime" according to The Bush Sicks.