29 March 2009
The following story represents just one of the great crevasses opened by torture. This is serious business. Some previously high-placed American officials could be forced to restrict international travel, or face arrest and imprisonment in foreign jails:
By MARLISE SIMONS
LONDON — A Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation into allegations that six former high-level Bush administration officials violated international law by providing the legal framework to justify the torture of prisoners atGuantánamo Bay, Cuba, an official close to the case said.