This day should not pass without acknowledging the lead editorial in this morning’s New York Times: Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses. It points out, among other things, that
Any credible investigation should include former Vice President Dick Cheney; Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington; the former C.I.A. director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the Office of Legal Counsel lawyers who drafted what became known as the torture memos.
It also points out that “many more names could be considered, including Jose Rodriguez Jr., the C.I.A. official who ordered the destruction of [interrogation] videotapes; the psychologists who devised the torture regimen; and the C.I.A. employees who carried out that regimen.” But one name it doesn’t mention, which stumps me, is that of George W. Bush, aka the Bullshitter-in-Chief and the President With His Head Up His Ass, whose rep is lately being upholsterized as a warm and comfy noble warrior.