So the President says that we will not prosecute the CIA torturers (nor, it appears the people who ordered them to torture), thus breaking the promise we made in the UN Convention against Torture to do so. The discussion of this issue by the President and in the press has been apalling. So what if they were “ordered” to torture and therefore shouldn’t be punished. Did we accept this excuse from the Nazis at Nuremburg? No. As Mr. Nowak says in the article:
“The fact that you carried out an order doesn’t relieve you of your responsibility,” he was quoted as saying by AP news agency.