Because freedom can't protect itself
Sounds to me like the evidence is compelling there was a torture directive from the senior administration officials. The question is whether anybody has the guts to prosecute anyone in the senior ranks for this policy. I tend to doubt it because there would literally be hundreds of defendants who have a lot of power. I think it will all get forgotten amidst high gas prices.
Please see the following links for more on the SASC report and its methodology:
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