Investigating Judge Baltasar Garzon,internationally known for his dogged pursuit of³universal jurisdiction´ cases. Garzon haspassed the complaint to the prosecutor¶s officefor them to determine if there is a legitimatecase. Although he seemed displeased to have thisdropped in his lap, Chief Prosecutor JavierZaragoza told us that in all likelihood he wouldhave no option but to open a case. He said hedid not envision indictments or arrest warrantsin the near future. He will also argue againstthe case being assigned to Garzon. MFA and MOJcontacts have told us they are concerned aboutthe case, but have stressed the independence ofthe Spanish judiciary. They too have suggestedthe case will move slowly. END SUMMARY.
-----------¶2. (U) The six accused are: former AttorneyGeneral Gonzales; David Addington, former chiefof staff and legal adviser to the VicePresident; William Haynes, former DOD GeneralCounsel; Douglas Feith, former Under Secretaryof Defense for Policy; Jay Bybee, former head ofthe DOJ Office of Legal Counsel; and John Yoo, aformer member of Bybee¶s staff.