Obama Won't Charge CIA Employees For Torture — Good Call?

Obama Won't Charge CIA Employees For Torture — Good Call?


Individual CIA employees who carried out waterboarding (aka simulated drowning) will not be prosecuted for torture. The Obama administration announced the decision yesterday, while also releasing four "torture" memos from top legal officials in the Bush administration.

Many people are upset by President Obama's decision. Since waterboarding is widely considered to be torture, they think the perpetrators should be brought to justice. By releasing the memos, Obama hopes to at least get the facts out there, so the same thing will not happen again. He said: "This is a time for reflection not retribution."

Would you like to see the individuals who actually tortured suspects put in jail, or did Obama make the right call?

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