The New York Times > Washington > Legal Opinions: Lawyers Decided Bans on Torture Didn't Bind Bush
"A team of administration lawyers concluded in a March 2003 legal memorandum that President Bush was not bound by either an international treaty prohibiting torture or by a federal antitorture law because he had the authority as commander in chief to approve any technique needed to protect the nation's security."
Or, as Nixon once said, if the President does it, it's not against the law.
Sickening . . . just sickening.