The Bush Six to Be Indicted

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Spanish prosecutors have decided to move forward ahead with a criminal investigation targeting former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five other Bush administration associates over their role in the torture of five Spanish citizens held at Guantánamo Bay.

Their decision is expected to be announced on Tuesday before the Spanish central criminal court, according to Audencia Nacional, in Madrid.

The six defendants in addition to Gonzales include: Federal Appeals Court Judge and former Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, University of California law professor and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, former Defense Department general counsel and current Chevron lawyer William J. Haynes II, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff David Addington, and former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith.

All are accused of having given the green light to torture prisoners held in U.S. detention in the so-called “the war on terror.” The case arises in the context of a pending proceeding before the court involving terrorism charges against five Spaniards formerly held at Guantanamo Bay.

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6 Responses to The Bush Six to Be Indicted

  1. Fran says:

    In a perfect world, this case & all those named as being involved in torture would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    Can we replace Congress with Spanish Prosecutors?

  2. R.J. says:

    This is all fine and dandy, but when will the Bush gestapo ever travel to Europe again?

  3. Harry says:

    President Obama seems to be protecting members of the Bush junta. He has no interest in seeing them charged and convicted.

  4. libhomo says:

    I hope the Obama administration will extradite them.

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  6. Afrit007 says:

    This was inevitable and predictable. Obama should have done this on day two of his Presidency.

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