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Bringing the 'Bush Six' to justice
If those responsible for the Bush administration's torture policy will not face charges in the US, then in Spain it must be.
Today, the Centre for Constitutional Rights filed papers encouraging Judge Eloy Velasco and the Spanish national court to do what the United States will not: prosecute the "Bush Six". These are the former senior administration legal advisors, headed by then US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who violated international law by creating a legal framework that materially contributed to the torture of suspected terrorists at US-run
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by purplemer
Unfortunately it will never happen, there are people in this country today that absolutely adored those policies and hate the current administration for stopping them.
A lot of people in the US for some reason think that we are in a holy war with the entire middle east, and they think that torturing POW's is a great thing.
So no, it won't happen, sad to say, these war crimes will go unpunished forever.
I could see it happening but I could also see a bliz of Spain for trying to try them
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
Well, while it's a nice thought and I absolutely approve, I highly doubt that the U.S. will actually extradite former high-ranking government officials to Spain...or any other country for that matter.
Originally posted by kozmo
I suspect a bit of trolling here. If the OP was genuine in their desire to have any leader held accountable, Obama and his cronies would most certainly be on the list of those tried for crimes against humanity. But alas, the talk only surrounds Bush and his ilk. Sad really, that partisanship can lead one to believe that the leader of one political party is guilty of crime and that the leader of their political party, engaged in the same policies, is exercising sound judgement. A reasonable person would be able to recognize the crimes being committed by BOTH parties. True justice does not recognize partisanship and belongs to no political party!
These are former high-ranking U.S. officials; international laws or no international laws, they're not going to given up without a serious fight.
Obama and his cronies would most certainly be on the list of those tried for crimes against humanity.
True justice does not recognize partisanship and belongs to no political party!