Obama tried to halt Spain’s torture probe of Bush & Co. (WikiLeaks)‏

WikiLeaks: How U.S. tried to stop Spain’s torture probe
CAROL ROSENBERG for the Miami Herald

MIAMI – It was three months into Barack Obama’s presidency, and the administration — under pressure to do something about alleged abuses in Bush-era interrogation policies — turned to a Florida senator to deliver a sensitive message to Spain:

Don’t indict former President George W. Bush’s legal brain trust for alleged torture in the treatment of war on terror detainees, warned Mel Martinez on one of his frequent trips to Madrid. Doing so would chill U.S.-Spanish relations.

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