By Nan Aron on September 22, 2009
On Friday, seven former CIA Directors sent a letter to President Obama asking him to put a halt to the investigation of detainee torture and abuses in the CIA’s interrogation program. President Obama rightly told CBS “I continue to believe that nobody's above the law. And I want to make sure that, as president of the United States, I'm not asserting in some way that my decisions overrule the decisions of prosecutors who are there to uphold the law.” While President Obama is correct that he should not be ordering the Justice Department around, we wish the Justice Department believed that nobody is above the law and would expand their investigation to include those who ordered, designed, and justified torture rather than only investigating interrogators.
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