Rhetoric Vs. Reality
On the same day he received the Nobel Peace Prize, the ACLU blasted
President Obama for shielding Bush officials from accountability for
its torture polices "on every front....from civil liability, criminal
investigation and even public scrutiny." To date, it noted, "not a
single torture victim has had his day in court."
"The Bush administration constructed a legal framework for torture,"
said the ACLU's Jameel Jaffer. "Now the Obama administration is
constructing a legal framework for impunity."