President Obama has been plenty busy dealing with the present. But, argues Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch, the president and Attorney General Eric Holder have a legal obligation to investigate and prosecute those involved in the use of water-boarding and other torture techniques during the Bush administration. Failure to do so is damaging U.S. credibility with other countries, as well as putting U.S. service members and intelligence personnel at risk. "Obama's inaction places the United States in violation of its international legal obligations," Roth wrote. "The United Nations Convention Against Torture (ratified by the United States and 146 other countries), as well as the Geneva Conventions, do more than prohibit torture at all times, even in war. They also require that torture be investigated and prosecuted. The duty to prosecute is no more optional than the duty not to torture."