Now, many of you might think that Gonzales might refuse this request and be done with it. However, the ACLU has the right to request a writ of mandamus, which would compel Gonzales to initiate an investigation. If Sanchez is investigated, will he be pressured to reveal the identity of those in the Pentagon / Bush administration (Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Cheney, Cambone?!) who knew about and possibly ordered these policies?
As much as I hate to see a retired career soldier go down in flames, if Gen. Sanchez is guilty of perjury -- as well as violating military guidelines by giving the green light to torture -- he deserves what he gets. I certainly won't regret my part in helping make it happen.