An internal Justice Department inquiry into the conduct of Bush administration lawyers who wrote secret memorandums authorizing brutal interrogations has concluded that the authors committed serious lapses of judgment but should not be criminally prosecuted, according to government officials briefed on a draft of the findings.Reprimands! Why that'll teach them.
The report by the Office of Professional Responsibility, an internal ethics unit within the Justice Department, is also likely to ask that state bar associations consider possible disciplinary action, including reprimands or even disbarment, for some of the lawyers involved in writing the legal opinions, the officials said.The conclusions of the 220-page draft report are not final and have not yet been approved by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. The officials said it is possible the final report might be subject to revision, but they did not expect major alterations in its main findings or recommendations.
Look, disbarment is the absolute minimum these scumbags should face, and in the case of Jay Bybee, impeachment and then disbarment. But for the most part these guys will walk, just like the rest of the Bushies. Washington doesn't care and never will. Obama will continue to cite "moving forward".
And we torture people and reserve the right to do so again.
Great country we live in, huh?