I think that President Obama just like President Bush has made a conscious decision to allow the torturers, to allow the people who conceived of the tortures and implemented the policy, to allow the people who destroyed the evidence of the torture and the attorneys who used specious legal analysis to approve of the torture to walk free. And I think that once this decision has been made – that’s the end of it and nobody will be prosecuted, except me.
John Kiriakou, former CIA agent & whistleblower who is awaiting a summons to begin his two & a half year prison sentence for revealing the name of an undercover agent. Kiriakou was one of the first to confirm Washington’s waterboarding tactic & other torture methods.
President Obama has expanded the war on whistleblowers, charging seven people under the Espionage Act of 1917 (all have been dismissed). All previous US presidents have only charged three people.