The tangled mess created by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in the aftermath of 9/11 lives on with confusion regarding relations between prisoners and CIA interrogators. The Justice Department is now investigating reports that detainees were improperly given photos of CIA agents and private contractors. Justice Department officials are trying to determine if military lawyers assigned to defend detainees divulged classified information or compromised CIA officers.
A major issue defense lawyers for the detainees quickly came across was the abuse and torture of their clients so it may have been natural to investigate the names of those who violated procedures during interrogations. It is quite clear at the infamous “black sites” torture was the norm and if a client was tortured it was the responsibility of his lawyer to uncover evidence of physical and mental abuse.
There is no quick resolution of a problem that began eight years ago.