Only two of 101 cases of suspected CIA detainee abuse will move forward to criminal investigation. My Danger Room story is here. Read Marcy Wheeler early and often. But it's important to remember that Eric Holder scotched the appropriate torture inquiry two years ago.
CIA interrogators were placed in an impossible situation. They were told they had legal cover for abuses like interrogation. And they did: that came from their superiors, from CIA lawyers like John Rizzo, from Justice Department lawyers like John Yoo and Steve Bradbury, White House lawyers like Alberto Gonzales and (VP lawyer) David Addington, and the policymakers of the Bush administration. To look only at the interrogators who implemented a policy of torture and not those who compelled those interrogators into legally murky activity is an abdication of responsibility and very patently unfair. Holder and Obama opted for that latter, cowardly course.
Hina Shamsi of the ACLU (where, full disclos', my fiancee works) put it well: "The central problem was not with interrogators who disobeyed orders, but with senior officials who authorized a program of torture. The Justice Department must conduct an investigation that is broad enough to reach the senior officials who were most responsible for developing this program." That will happen... never.