Knowingly Acted In Violation Of The Law
I must agree that this is perhaps the lowest of the low when it comes to the torture memos, noting that we have condemned human rights abuses for 225 years that are completely similar to the ones authorized in the documents.
This puts into perspective the plain fact that these people knew what they were doing was illegal, which is always the nagging problem with prosecution in cases of this type.
I don't think Obama wants any part of such a prosecution, though I agree that he left open the door for the officials who condoned, directed and authorized this to be held accountable. Frankly, it will take a larger movement than we currently have for any pressure to be successful. We have to make the Administration appoint a special prosecutor.