First is was the the failure of the Obama administration to begin investigations of war crimes under the Bush administration. You remember...water-boarding, stress positions, torture. Then it was the request for dismissal of Jewel v. NSA. Then it's this...Obama to Appeal Detainee Ruling Now we have... CIA Officials Won't Be Prosecuted For Waterboarding While it's all well and good that the Obama administration released the memos which provided the Bush administration's legal framework for torture, neither he nor anyone else in his administration can make the decision. Under the UN conventions Against Torture, the US is committed to making torture a crime and prosecuting those who engage in it. It is not an option under US law or treaty obligation. The obama administration must follow the evidence wherever , and to whomever, it may lead. Failure to do so is nothing less than complicity in the crime of torture.