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Obama attorneys step up defense of torture memo author

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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Obama attorneys step up defense of torture memo author


rawstory.com

Citing an argument that hallmarked the Bush years, Obama administration attorneys have asked a San Francisco court to drop all charges against Berkeley law professor John Yoo, who authored legal opinions that permitted the torture of prisoners.

An amicus curiae brief [PDF link] filed by the Department of Justice with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday essentially argues that because he was giving advice to the president on a national security matter, Yoo should not be held accountable for his actions as it would have a chilling effect on advice provided to future presidents.
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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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LOL!!!

More "change" you can see from the newest criminalistic cabal people.

Defend the war criminals at all costs, because many of the same folks in THIS admin were the same ones who signed off and were involved in these grotequeries themselves! And they are CONTINUING right along with these barbaric policies.

The nobel peace prize award for war-mongering, propegating, and torture-pardoning. What a strange planet we live on...

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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If we're speaking of water-boarding here, then we aren't speaking of torture. Regardless, it would seem to me that Yoo was providing a legal opinion, not promulgating policy.

Prosecuting him is the act of a slimy, weasly administration who can't seem to define itself and which has demonstrated no competency at any level, foreign or domestic.

That's a troubling fact in such dangerous times.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 10:25 AM
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Looks like constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley, the often outspoken critic of the Bush admin's war criminals, is now speaking about the Obama admin's continuance of these criminalistic policies...


Turley: Obama bags Peace Prize while his lawyers are ‘gutting’ Nuremberg

Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley finds ths decision inexplicable. "The president literally has gotten onto a plane this evening to go to Norway," he told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday, "to accept the Nobel Prize, while his Justice Department is effectively gutting a major part of Nuremberg."

"The Obama administration is arguing not only that they shouldn't be prosecuted," Tuirley emphasized, "but it's now saying that you shouldn't even be able to sue them civilly. ... It's an international disgrace."


Full article and video:

rawstory.com...



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
If we're speaking of water-boarding here, then we aren't speaking of torture. Regardless, it would seem to me that Yoo was providing a legal opinion, not promulgating policy.

Prosecuting him is the act of a slimy, weasly administration who can't seem to define itself and which has demonstrated no competency at any level, foreign or domestic.

That's a troubling fact in such dangerous times.


The United States charged Japanese troops for water-boarding... only then we called it "water torture". It's tantamount to a mock execution and illegal.

When Uncle Sam water-boards people the US govt says are boogie-men, it's all good and fun... but when the boogie-man does it to one of our precious.. IT'S FRIGGN TORTURE and outrage!!! maybe bush was kinda right, they hate us for our freedom alright.. how we feel free to sodomize truth & reality then hope nobody notices.

Considering prisoners have been homicide victims in US custody at Bagram, there will be a-lot more war criminals besides this yoo clown with some explaining to do if justice prevails. Anyone, regardless of their loyalty, eventually found guilty of torture or conspiring to torture (vicarious liability) should get a blind fold, cigarette and nondescript pine box.

news.bbc.co.uk...

socrates.berkeley.edu...

Docket Date: 53/ May 1 - 28, 1947, Yokohama, Japan Charge: Violation of the Laws and Customs of War: 1. Did willfully and unlawfully mistreat and torture PWs. 2. Did unlawfully take and convert to his own use Red Cross packages and supplies intended for PWs. Specifications:beating using hands, fists, club; kicking; water torture; burning using cigarettes; strapping on a stretcher head downward Verdict: 15 years CHL



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