|Court Weighs Opening Probe of 6 U.S. Officials
A Spanish court has agreed to consider opening a criminal case against six Bush administration officials,
including former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales, over allegations that they gave legal cover for torture at
the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer in the case said Saturday.
Human rights lawyers brought the case before leading anti-terrorism Judge Baltasar GarzÃ³n, who agreed to
send it on to prosecutors to decide whether it has merit, said Gonzalo Boye, one of the lawyers who brought the
The other officials are Douglas J. Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy; David S. Addington, chief
of staff for then-Vice President Richard B. Cheney; Justice Department officials John Yoo and Jay S. Bybee;
and Pentagon lawyer William J. Haynes II.