Scandal, Scandal, Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day
The debate over torture actually ended weeks ago, when President Obama said we will look forward, not backward, euphemistically expressing his decision to refrain from punishing the torturers and those who auhorized it. Obama won't even allow additional photos of torture at Abu Ghraib to be published. Rock the boat, don't rock the boat, baby.
No one will be prosecuted, because Barack Obama has decided that, when it comes to high government officials, we are going to look to the future, not the past. To quote Oliver Stone, these people walk between the raindrops. They don't get touched. They are above the law.
Obama is just another politician, albeit a smooth, crafty strategist. He's all for enforcing the law, except where it may impede his ability to stay in office.
Meanwhile, Dick Cheney's torture tour keeps on truckin'. Cheney's not doing this out of fear he'll be prosecuted. He's laying the groundwork for the neocons to return to power if and when there's another terrorist attack against Americans.