- The people who did the torturing get off because they were just following orders.
- The people who planned and justified the torturing get off because they were just ignorant twits.
- The people who ordered the torture get off because....
Bottom line? John Yoo will not be punished (except by having to hold his Stanford law classes at secret locations) because being he is only an idiot and didn't get any actual blood on his hands. Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are found blameless because they were just following the advice of the idiot Yoo. As for the hands-on people connected to torturing people? Hell, they are getting medals.
This doesn't mean nobody is being punished because of the torture. Defense attorneys are still at risk.