It seems to me that Barack Obama is right about the torture question, but not because it's politically expedient. It seems to me that an incoming government should not be casting about in the business of the outgoing government in order to find someone to prosecute. That is a nasty game both sides could, in time, play. Our democracy would be the first casualty.
But, I do think that there should be an investigation with a report. I believe it should be a non-partisan investigation, outside Congress, but under Congress's aegis. If after that, the Justice Department finds it necessary to prosecute someone, then so be it. I suspect the responsibility lies at the door of the Attorney General under Bush.
I welcome your thoughts.