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Response to efhmc (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. This court decision flies in the face

 

Of the Nurnberg Tribunal, that established the principle of consequences for illegal activities being committed by those in or at the top of the chain of command.

It's about humanity, and the principles that were created to guide the prosecution of war.

That's the reason we hung Japanese soldiers after the war, who waterboarded our boys.

Bush and co. are guilty of atrocities against the human race. OR, at least made them "negotiable". OR, Do not ever bring up the subject of human rights violations again in any attempt at logic, or consistency.

Is this an American ideal? Are we becoming monsters? Either we have prosecutable offenses that violate American principles, or not.

This is a subject that I will continue to criticize the Obama administration for. And despite having swept those violations under the rug and pretended like they never happened, those acts are criminal. And I can't find where any President has the authority to pardon offenses of that nature anyways.

(rant over)

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