Thursday, December 02, 2010

WikiLeaks: Americans pressured Spain to drop torture probe

No big surprise here. War crimes can be *so* embarrassing.

The American media on this story: crickets.

In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaks—details how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution.

Read more here and here.

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