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War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution

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posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 07:56 PM
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War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution


The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.

Officials say the amendments would alter a U.S. law passed in the mid-1990s that criminalized violations of the Geneva Conventions, a set of international treaties governing military conduct in wartime. The conventions generally bar the cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment of wartime prisoners without spelling out what all those terms mean.

The draft U.S. amendments to the War Crimes Act would narrow the scope of potential criminal prosecutions to 10 specific categories of illegal acts against detainees during a war, including torture, murder, rape and hostage-taking.

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Simple...Worried about breaking the rule of law? Just change the rule...

How crooked can you get? :shk:




posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 08:05 PM
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It does make us safer!!!


Well actually if you happen to be a CIA officer in a dark dank cellar with car jacks connecting them to some Arabs genitals, then it makes you safer.

For the average citizen just another way our proud democracy slaps the world in the face. Long live freedom!



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 06:35 AM
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So the criminals make laws to protect the criminals, it must be the twilight zone



posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 01:34 PM
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Isn't this how they got around torture? By changing the definition of it? Isn't this how they "created" 200,000+ acres of wetlands by changing the definition of a wetland to include Ditches, both inground and above ground pools, and New Orleans after Katrina?(Not kidding, sadly enough)



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