...the prosecutions would not be understood or accepted in the US and would have an enormous impact on the bilateral relationship" between Spain and the United States. 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. ["The six were former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; David Addington, former chief of staff and legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney; William Haynes, the Pentagon's former general counsel; Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy; Jay Bybee, former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel; and John Yoo, a former official in the Office of Legal Counsel."]
Some people would not have understood or accepted prosecutions, but the vast majority of Obama voters would have. Many Libertarians would have. Nearly every anti-neocon, anti-Zionist, anti-fascist in the world would have. Obama voters were suckered by Barack Obama. Wake up!
Many would not have understood or accepted not having George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the whole Bush-43 Cabinet on the list too.
Barack Obama and how many thousands, millions, tens of millions, even hundreds of millions are complicit in torture? Shame on all of them for unrepentantly standing for torture.
The vile person shall be no more called liberal.... (Isaiah 32:5)
Unrepentant torturers and their accomplices, facilitators, and protectors are vile. They are not liberal. Barack Obama is ill-liberal.