Damn. Olbermann beat me to the headline slug.
It was a tough choice between Olbermann and Rachel Maddow’s coverage of Spain’s inquiry into the American facilitation of torture. Maddow mentions the GOP blocking the nomination of a prosecutor vehemently opposed to torture policies, one who would actually do something about it.
A former top US government advisor who faces possible indictment in Spain for his role in establishing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp described the case against him as “outrageous.”
A Spanish non-governmental group has called for six Bush-era advisors to be prosecuted, including Justice Department lawyer John Yoo and a top aide to vice president Dick Cheney.
Baltasar Garzon, the high profile magistrate who went after Pinochet, is pursuing the case. Jonathan Turley says it’s typical for lawyers to go after the toadies (ie. Alberto Gonzales, Doug Feith, John Yoo, David Addington, Jay Bybee, and William Haynes).
Spanish law claims universal jurisdiction when cases involve torture, terrorism or war crimes.