Frustrated by their inability to get the highest members of the Bush administration, such as Dick Cheney and George W. Bush himself, terrorist rights supporters have focused on easier targets: former administration lawyers John Yoo and James Bybee. Although unable to criminalize their legal advice, they've been pushing a Justice department investigation, and hoping for professional sanctions. But apparently it won't happen.
Bush administration lawyers who paved the way for sleep deprivation and waterboarding of terrorism suspects exercised poor judgment but will not be referred to authorities for possible sanctionsThe "poor judgment" verdict is a highly debatable opinion, but it should end the attempt to ruin the careers of these men for political purposes -- at least at the federal level. The hysterical outrage from the BDS crowd should be pretty amusing.