Such a spectacle would have lead to an international disaster. First, it would have put the U.S. on trial and presented the image that in the GWOT it is the U.S. that is the villain. Second, relations between Spain and the U.S. would have been irreperably harmed. That the Spanish government would cede to such a radical as Boye would have been a slap in the face to our nation.
It appears that Spain's Attorney General, Candido Conde-Pumpido, has finally added some reason to the debacle. (H/T to Hot Air)
Spain's attorney general has rejected opening an investigation into whether six Bush administration officials sanctioned torture against terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, saying Thursday a U.S. courtroom would be the proper forum.
Candido Conde-Pumpido's remarks severely dampen the chance of a case moving forward against the Americans, including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Conde-Pumpido said such a trial would have turned Spain's National Court "into a plaything" to be used for political ends.
We can only hope that this nonsense is now over.