It is the job of the USAG, but not the man holding the job, Holder.
Do you really expect the shill that helped whitewash the brutal US government slaughter of those civilians at Waco, Texas to truly look into allegations of torture? All that will happen is that a few low ranking foot soldiers will get tossed into the fire to satisfy those clamoring for an investigation, even though the evidence points to the White House and the Pentagon as the instigators of this horrid practice.
The Waco Cover Up
Holder was a leader in the Clinton/Reno Waco cover up. U.S. Attorney James W. Blagg, who dared to publicly question the Department of Justice cover-up of the Waco/Branch Dividian Disaster, was personally removed from the investigation by then-Deputy Attorney General, and Clinton foot-soldier, Eric Holder.
From the Associated Press, September 14, 1999:
WASHINGTON--The federal prosecutor who raised questions about a possible Justice Department cover-up in the Waco standoff was abruptly removed from the case along with his boss, according to a court filing made public Tuesday.
Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder recused U.S. Attorney James W. Blagg in San Antonio and assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Johnston in Waco, Texas, from any further dealings in criminal or civil proceedings related to the siege.
This is the same man that helped coverup a brutal state sanctioned murder of Kenny Trentadue, who seemed to have a link to another government conspiracy, the bombing of the Murrah building in OK City.
Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney, has been independently investigating the circumstances of his brother Kenny's strange death while in federal custody at the time of the OKC bombing. Go here to see some graphic pictures of what Kenny Trentadue looked like after he was received from the tender mercies of the Bureau of Prisons after what the Clintonistas claimed was a suicide hanging.Look at the pics of a dead Kenny and see if you think he 'hanged' himself.
“Holder’s job was to stop the Democrats and Republicans from looking into this….you have to ask yourself why the Deputy Attorney General of the United States in involved in covering up the death of an inmate and the answer’s simple, they knew that death if investigated would lead back to the bombing, it would lead back to the government’s knowledge and involvement,” said Trentadue, adding that the release of the information would have been a disaster for the re-election hopes of Bill Clinton in 1996.
Don't hold your breath waiting for truth and justice to find a home at Eric Holder's DOJ. He's got way too many skeletons in his closet that are useful for keeping people in line.
Holder's a 'player' and will do as he's told.
Do you really believe that a DOJ that allows the following is actually going to investigate torture? The following is what happened to a survivor of the Waco massacre who was doing time in a federal prison while Holder was Deputy AG:
24 British nationals were among the 76 fatalities. Two more British nationals who survived the massacre were immediately arrested as "material witnesses" and imprisoned without trial for months.One, Derek Lovelock, was held in McLennan County Jail for seven months, often in solitary confinement. Livingston Fagan, another British citizen, who was among those convicted and imprisoned, recounts multiple beatings at the hands of prison guards, particularly at Leavenworth. He claims to have been doused with cold water from a high-pressure hose, which soaked both him and the contents and bedding of his cell, after which an industrial fan was placed outside the cell, blasting him with cold air. He was repeatedly moved between at least nine different facilities. He was strip-searched every time he took exercise, so refused exercise.Source
Similar torture tactics used in a US federal prison were imported to Iraq. If Holder didn't bother to look into this torture here in the homeland, he sure as hell won't bother to look into it overseas.