"Essentially it would tell people, 'You rely on a Justice Department opinion as part of a program, then you will be subject to criminal investigations ... if the tenure of the person who wrote the opinion changes or indeed the political winds change,'" he said. "And that's not something that I think would be appropriate and it's not something I will do."
Or it would, you know, send the message that just because President Bush says it's okay to torture, it's still not okay to torture. But whatever.
It infuriates me to no end that everyone is going to get away with this.