I’m all in favor of the proposal put forward by Anthony D. Romero of the ACLU to grant a presidential pardon to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest of the gang that authorized and facilitated torturing people. Make it a full and free pardon, too, and make sure that they take it without coercion or threat. They don’t even have to confess to the crimes or admit guilt; by accepting the pardon, they’re doing that anyway.
The only condition I’d impose is that they leave the country. They can take their wives and families; they can even keep their pension. Just get out and go somewhere far, far away and never come back. (How about Uruguay; I hear they’re taking prisoners from Gitmo.)
Let the banishment fit the crime.