Torture allowed in Bush administration.
Obama excuses and defends torturers if Federal Court. These are Obama's attorneys arguing against the rights of victims to even have their day in court. No GOP House or Senate member has any say in how Obama uses his attorneys, so the whole "party of no" nonsense has no place here.
Human Rights Watch has this to say:
Overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration obliges President Barack Obama to order a criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse authorized by former President George W. Bush and other senior officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Obama administration has failed to meet US obligations under the Convention against Torture to investigate acts of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees, Human Rights Watch said.
But of course:
The Obama administration has repeatedly insisted that it wants to look forward, not backward, and so has refused to examine the role of senior U.S. officials in the torture of terrorism suspects. In adopting that position, the government is reneging on its obligations under the Convention Against Torture, which demands both that torturers be held accountable and that victims receive remedies.
Intentionally immunizing perpetrators makes one a collaborator.