The former Florida senator apparently had a role in a U.S. bid to stop Spain's torture probe of six senior Bush officials.
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The Guardian says a "major worry" for the Bush administration was a torture case brought by a Spanish "non-governmental organisation against six senior Bush administration officials, including the former
attorney general Alberto Gonzales."
Martinez, it says, "visited the Spanish foreign ministry to warn the investigation would have
consequences. " Martinez and the charge underscored that the prosecutions would ... have an
enormous impact on the bilateral relationship," the officials reported.