A Torturous Decision

Rosen, Jeffrey
May 2009
New York;5/11/2009, Vol. 42 Issue 16, p24
The article discusses the possible prosecution of individuals involved in authorizing the torture of prisoners. It focuses on legal issues involved in the decision facing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Issues cited include the intentions of the people who wrote the authorizing memoranda and of the people who ordered the torture. The article states that prosecution for war crimes is unlikely to be successful, but prosecution for obstruction of justice could be successful.


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