Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some Common Sense in Spain

The attorney general of Spain has recommended against the torture probe of former Bush administration officials. It's good to see that some common sense exists within the Spanish legal system. The attorney general, Candido Conde Pumpido, pointed out the obvious, that the six officials had no responsibility for carrying out alleged acts of torture, but only gave legal advice. And he cut to the heart of the matter,
Accepting the case would turn the National Audience, Spain's top criminal court, into a "plaything" to be used for political ends, he added.
That pretty much sums it up. Maybe Spain could get back to focusing on Spanish cases in their court system, instead of bringing frivolous indictments against former U.S. officials.

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