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Obama will not act. He won't! Why would he? He didn't run for the office because of altruism or because he wanted to do the right things for the country, he ran because he wanted the power. Just look at how he treated that reporter in the basement when the reporter had the "audacity" to push for an answer to his question. He glared at him as if to say.. "How dare you question ME." If he wasn't conceited when he was elected, his conceit has certainly been empowered by all of his worshipers since. Any degradation to the power of the office of president will degrade HIS OWN power. Mark my words.. he won't act on this!
Originally posted by RRconservative
Bush Derangement Syndrome at its finest.
Since when is liberating 50 million people a war crime? Since when is keeping America safe from terrorists a war crime?
If Lord Obama wants to discontinue the actions that kept us safe for 7+ years...he has that option...he will also have to answer for his decisions...and his decisions alone. Bush did his job to protect Americans from enemies, foreign and domestic, as stated in the oath of office, and in the Constitution....Will Obama?
Originally posted by ky
You all keep fishing. If war crimes were committed then Bush and Cheney would have been brought up months ago. They have nothing, therefore there will be nothing. Sorry to disappoint the Bush haters out there. Everything, and I mean everything Bush did is protected under the Constitution. There will never ever ever never ever be a prosicution for war crimes.
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
I did not see him storming up to the White House gates screaming for the prosecution of the Bush administration.
Not to mention we all let them get away with it.
Some of Turley’s most notable non-academic work is his representation of the Area 51 workers at a secret air base in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand jury in Colorado; Dr. Eric Foretich, the husband in the famous Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy. He challenged Black Bag Operations authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in espionage cases against former CIA officer Harold Nicholson; and four former United States Attorneys General during the Clinton impeachment litigation. He has also represented defendants in terrorism cases including Dr. Ali Al-Timimi (the alleged head of the Virginia Jihad/Paintball conspiracy) and Dr. Sami Al-Arian (alleged to be a Hamas leader). He also represented Larry Hanauer, a House Intelligence Committee staff member falsely accused of leaking classified information to the New York Times and David Faulk, a whistleblower who revealed abuses at NSA's Fort Gordon surveillance programs. He is also lead counsel in the litigation over the mass arrests at the World Bank/IMF protests in Washington. He testified on the Clinton impeachment as one of the constitutional experts on the standards and merits of the case. The conceptual thread running through many of the cases taken on by Turley is that they involve claims of Executive Privilege and national security exceptions to fundamental constitutional rights.
It's all as plain as day. Have you not been paying attention or is it your job to stand on the corner and shout "nothing to see here?"
Originally posted by KonigKaos
GET OVER IT HONESTLY! No one should be arrested for this rubbish its war
people die in war, WAR has happend since the beginning of Human time study it.
After Japan surrendered, the United States organized and participated in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, generally called the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. Leading members of Japan's military and government elite were charged, among their many other crimes, with torturing Allied military personnel and civilians. The principal proof upon which their torture convictions were based was conduct that we would now call waterboarding.
As a result of such accounts, a number of Japanese prison-camp officers and guards were convicted of torture that clearly violated the laws of war. They were not the only defendants convicted in such cases. As far back as the U.S. occupation of the Philippines after the 1898 Spanish-American War, U.S. soldiers were court-martialed for using the "water cure" to question Filipino guerrillas. - source
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I agree, too. What can I say? I don't know if Obama is going to see it that way, though. It's a little strange thinking about Obama being an accessory when we've just been through 8 years of a criminal administration and nothing was done about it...
I love Jonathan Turley.
Originally posted by arcnaver
This goes to all.
Can you point to each and every Law that President Bush and his administration broke? I would like the Law's as they appear on the books and all evidences that you have regarding the allegation of Law Breaking by the Bush Administration. I do not want hearsay or circumstantial evidence. No links to "This is what this alphabet news agency said" or "This was on this blog".
To amend title 18, United States Code, to carry out the international obligations of the United States under the Geneva Conventions to provide criminal penalties for certain war crimes. ...
Sec. 2401. War crimes
`(a) OFFENSE- Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.
International Laws must have been ratified and Allowed by the Constitution of the United States to be considered.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Seeing as the President as Commander and Chief over the US Armed Forces, HE and HE alone sets the guidelines for interrogation of POW's. No one else. ESPECIALLY if it is NOT on AMERICAN SOIL. TO NON AMERICANS. DURING WAR.
(a) OFFENSE- Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.
(b) CIRCUMSTANCES- The circumstances referred to in subsection (a) are that the person committing such breach or the victim of such breach is a member of the armed forces of the United States or a national of the United States (as defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act).