“If I were they, I would think carefully before setting foot outside the United States. They are now, and forever in the future, at risk of arrest. Until this is sorted out, they are in their own legal black hole,” - Philippe Sands, British human rights lawyer, on those Bush-Cheney officials named by Justice Garzon.
Sands was particularly shrewd in assessing the response of Bush officials to Abu Ghraib, which revealed many of the techniques they had already approved for use:
Sands said that he read the protestations of innocence from Bush Administration officials, who blamed a few “bad apples” for the incidents, with the eye of a barrister. He recalled, “I could spot right away that they were speaking as advocates of a cause. So I decided to find out what really happened.”