Torture

Will White House Investigate Bush?

A few months ago, Senator Patrick Leahy said that he wanted to read the page on the Bush administration’s torture of terror detainees before turning it. It appears that Leahy will get his wish: “After trying for months to shake off the legacy of their predecessors and focus on their own priorities, Obama administration officials have begun to concede that they cannot leave the fight against terrorism unexhumed and are reluctantly moving to examine some of the most controversial and clandestine episodes,” reports The Washington Post. The acknowledgment comes after Newsweek reported that Attorney General Eric Holder is leaning toward appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the Bush administration. The Sunday talk-show circuit was abuzz with the news. Senators John McCain and John Cornyn spoke out against an investigation; Democrats like Senators Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, and Dick Durbin came out in favor of it.