Torturers: Failing Upwards, Ctd

by Zoe Pollock

Scott Horton responds to the AP's story on torturers often promoted within the CIA:

Such a culture has certain legal consequences. Under the doctrine of command responsibility, when an organization involved in warfare fails to punish or discipline those who engage in criminal conduct, criminal liability passes to the senior officers of that organization. That’s a point for Leon Panetta and his senior deputies to ponder carefully. It is not just their reputations that are in jeopardy.