Spanish prosecutors are on the cusp of plans to proceed with a criminal investigation of six members of the Bush Administration alleged to have participated in the legal rationalizing of the torture of six Spanish citizens at Guantanamo, according to law professor and writer Scott Horton over at Daily Beast today.
You know their names: Alberto Gonzalez. John Yoo. Jay Bybee. William Haynes II. David Addington. Douglas J. Feith.
You know they gave the legal opinions their bosses wanted them to produce to justify their own conduct.
You know those higher-ups' names should be on the list, as well: Bush. Cheney. Rumsfeld.
And others whose names we do not know. Cowboys who postured and fogged to mask their own cowardice.
We may never judge them. The court of Spain may, ultimately, never judge them. But:
“The evidence provided was more than sufficient to justify a more comprehensive investigation,” one of the lawyers associated with the prosecution stated.They will not go unjudged.