If the Bush Administration's policies violated the law, then Dear Leader's current policies violate the same laws, because they are the same policies. That's the double standard Holder is applying here--investigating the Bush Administration for "crimes" while not also investigating the current Administration for the same "crimes".
If the interrogation methods used and approved by the Bush Administration were criminal, then why is Dear Leader promoting men like Stanley McChrystal? This is the officer who ran Camp Nama, which Human Rights Watch highlighted in their 2006 report "No Blood, No Foul". Dear Leader is the one who promoted him--rewarded him for his conduct in Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress, in his confirmation hearings, scrupulously avoided asking any questions about any of this, even though McChrystal's name has been linked in the media to both Camp Nama and Bagram Air Base:
Stanley McChrystal on Torture - New Afghanistan General Approves Torture? - Esquire
TASK FORCE 6-26: Inside Camp Nama; In Secret Unit's 'Black Room,' A Grim Portrait of U.S. Abuse - New York Times
Only Holder won't be examining any of this, will he? No, according to the article in the OP:
Holder plans to investigate Bush Administration "crimes", while carefully skirting around anything that might link Dear Leader and his Administration's involvement in acts identical to these "crimes" in every legal particular.A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on "whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized" in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.
Frankly, I don't see any of it as being a crime. Terrorists have no legal protections they may claim as their own, and I'm quite at ease with the idea of both the military and the CIA literally squeezing every last bit of useful intel out of captured terrorists before tossing the broken carcasses on the garbage heap. However, if folks are going to piss and moan about these things being crimes, then they had better get their brains around the reality that these policies have not been ended, have not been altered in any substantive way (excluding the CIA from their continuance is not a substantive change), and that these "crimes" are the policy and practice of the current Administration just as much as they were of the Bush Administration.
If Holder isn't going to investigate Dear Leader, then investigating Bush is a political persecution and a criminalization of policy that is absolutely not in the best interests of this country.