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Obama admin closes final door on Bush-era torture prosecutions

Salon's Glenn Greenwald reports that the Obama administration has finished its investigation of lower-level CIA agents involved in the torture of prisoners, and has found all but two of the 101 cases brought before the DOJ aren't worthy of further investigation. The two cases Holder will investigate involve the brutal deaths of prisoners. 

Consider what's being permanently shielded from legal accountability.  The Bush torture regime extended to numerous prisons around the world, in which tens of thousands of mostly Muslim men were indefinitely imprisoned without a whiff of due process, and included a network of secret prisons — "black sites" — purposely placed beyond the monitoring reach of even international human rights groups, such as the International Red Cross. 

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