The Bush-Cheney crew destroyed many more tapes that would have incriminated them - for much, much graver crimes:

New documents show the CIA destroyed nearly 100 tapes of terror interrogations, far more than has previously been acknowledged. The revelation Monday comes as a criminal prosecutor is wrapping up his investigation in the matter. The acknowledgment of dozens of destroyed tapes came in a letter filed by government lawyers in New York, where the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking more details of terror interrogation programs. "The CIA can now identify the number of videotapes that were destroyed," said the letter by Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin. "Ninety two videotapes were destroyed."

The case for an Accountability Commission into the war crimes of the Bush administration becomes more and more pressing. And those who illegally destroyed critical evidence of war crimes must be subject to the full force of the law.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.