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Obama White House pressured Spain to drop Bush torture prosecution, leaked cable shows

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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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The Obama administration went to the mat to defend its predecessors from a torture prosecution in Spain last year, a leaked State Department cable shows.

The cable, released by WikiLeaks this week, shows that senior US diplomats teamed with Republican lawmakers -- including a former Republican Party chairman -- to put pressure on Spanish officials to drop a criminal investigation into the Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques."



"Here was a former head of the GOP and a representative of a new Democratic administration (headed by a president who had decried the Bush-Cheney administration's use of torture) jointly applying pressure on Spain to kill the investigation of the former Bush officials," writes Corn. "[A]s this WikiLeaks-released cable shows, Gonzales, Haynes, Feith, Bybee, Addington, and Yoo owed Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank-you notes."


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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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The president who promised to close Gitmo (and has not done so), protected the men who approved torture there. Looks like Republicans should be bowing down to Obama; he saved their hero's ass.
edit on 2-12-2010 by InvisibleAlbatross because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 12:31 PM
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Oops, I only searched the exact title of this article. Thanks.



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