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AG AG will have to defend his decisions.
A Spanish court will pursue a criminal investigation into former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture at Guantanamo.
The Bush Six labored at length to create a legal black hole in which they could implement their policies safe from the scrutiny of American courts and the American media. Perhaps they achieved much of their objective, but the law of unintended consequences has kicked in. If U.S. courts and prosecutors will not address the matter because of a lack of jurisdiction, foreign courts appear only too happy to step in.