Let's face it, the Republicans in Congress are going to go back to their old playbook, investigating the president to see if he had a blow job on company time.
Obama MUST appoint a special prosecutor, if only to cover his own behind.
The old excuse was that he wanted to look forward, wanted to work with the Republicans, and wanted to avoid appearing vindictive and partisan.
Those arguments don't hold anymore, and when the Republicans go after him, he's going to have to fight back.
After all, they are a LOT more vulnerable to investigations than he is.
UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak declared that the Obama administration had a legal and moral obligation to fully investigate credible claims of US forces' complicity in torture. Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister in the UK has, in the wake of the recent revelations, also called for an investigation into the reports of mass torture disclosed in the newly released documents.