I support the call for an independent inquiry into the policy of torture and abuse. I believe that accountability is a requirement to prevent repeating these violations of law. We are a country based on the rule of law with a long history of holding everyone accountable to the law regardless of position or rank.
Suggested Reading on accountability by David Gray, an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Maryland:
Is Accountability Part of the Change Agenda
From his article, "You are asked to serve because of your intelligence, skill, and bravery; you choose to serve out of honor. None of these should be left on the dais when you take your oath."