In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Departmentone of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaksdetails how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution. Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe | Mother Jones The principal purpose of prosecuting criminal actions is deterrent. The inevitable effect of interfering with the prosecution of crimes is assurance that the same crimes will be repeated in the future. Obama's actions in this matter show him to be just another deceitful politician who serves the same masters as did the predecessor he'd protected. Obama cannot be trusted. This is one reason why they're out to get Julian Assange! Just one!