in short: if he says, that waterboarding is torture (well, it obviously is!) those who used the technique in the past could be prosecuted.
, but the key to his rationale appears to be his expressed fear that the attorney general's public acknowledgment that waterboarding is torture would place interrogators in "personal legal jeopardy."well, they obviously SHOULD be prosecuted. but that seems to be beside the point.
the current US administartion has gotten involved in a huge number of criminal affairs. at this time, it looks like they are concentrating on covering their backs..