Connecting Health Care To Torture

by Patrick Appel

After noting that Holder may re-open CIA detainee abuses cases, Greg Sargent wonders:

The health care failings that have eroded Obama’s support on the left could, paradoxically, increase pressure on the White House to pursue some sort of prosecutions in order to avoid further angering the base. And if Attorney General Eric Holder does take this course of action, it could actually repair relations with liberals. But if he doesn’t things will only get worse with the left.

Maybe, but only prosecuting a few low-level CIA grunts isn't going to appease those of us who would like to see blame directed towards the lawyers and policy makers responsible.