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youmayberight Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 02:45 PM
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7. Obama's actions make him complicit in torture
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 02:46 PM by youmayberight
When Ronald Reagan signed the Convention Against Torture, which was later ratified by the Senate, he said: "The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called 'universal jurisdiction.' Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to extradite them to other countries for prosecution."

Article 12 of the Convention Against Torture reads: "Each State Party shall ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation, wherever there is reasonable ground to believe that an act of torture has been committed in any territory under its jurisdiction."

By his actions, President Obama is complicit in the underlying crimes. Maybe he will have to limit his travels abroad, as these six and others have been forced to do.
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  -Obama Blocks US Torture Probe. indimuse  Feb-03-11 11:56 AM   #0 
  - We must do the right thing!  indimuse   Feb-03-11 11:58 AM   #1 
  - Let the TRUTH be heard!  indimuse   Feb-03-11 12:00 PM   #2 
  - All athose people, Bybee, Yoo, Feith etc. are monsters. ...  truth2power   Feb-03-11 01:15 PM   #3 
  - "Prosecutions would not be understood in the United States'  swilton   Feb-03-11 01:29 PM   #4 
  - GOOOOOOBAMA!  alllyingwhores   Feb-03-11 01:42 PM   #5 
  - +1,000  20score   Feb-04-11 02:16 AM   #19 
  - not quite right  pdsimdars   Feb-04-11 01:59 PM   #41 
     - Bankster Fraud also gets a pass  pdsimdars   Feb-04-11 02:01 PM   #42 
  - Disgraceful  democrank   Feb-03-11 02:01 PM   #6 
  - Obama's actions make him complicit in torture  youmayberight   Feb-03-11 02:45 PM   #7 
  - +1  ThomCat   Feb-04-11 02:22 AM   #20 
  - I wonder what the "Everything's just fine" crowd  Phlem   Feb-03-11 03:15 PM   #8 
  - yes, but it's not exactly news that Obama was never interested in going after the Bush war criminals  spooked911   Feb-04-11 06:05 AM   #28 
  - Yeah.  OnyxCollie   Feb-04-11 10:07 AM   #34 
  - this is wrong  Marblehead   Feb-03-11 03:39 PM   #9 
  - Torturers get a pass,  Plucketeer   Feb-03-11 04:42 PM   #10 
  - Obama is no friend of the people..........  Swede Atlanta    Feb-03-11 05:43 PM   #11 
  - I don't forgive and I don't forget.  russspeakeasy   Feb-03-11 05:54 PM   #12 
  - This is a class war. The Ruling Class wont investigate themselves. nm  rhett o rick   Feb-03-11 05:59 PM   #13 
  - Demonstration supporting Julian Assange and Wikileaks on Feb 7  Coleen Rowley   Feb-03-11 07:47 PM   #14 
  - Thank you.  20score   Feb-04-11 01:58 AM   #18 
  - Obama's justice dept? Or Bush's left behind justice dept.?  midnight   Feb-03-11 08:04 PM   #15 
  - It's his DoJ now. nt  OnyxCollie   Feb-04-11 10:11 AM   #35 
  - K&R  midnight   Feb-03-11 09:46 PM   #16 
  - Kick  grahamhgreen   Feb-04-11 01:42 AM   #17 
  - K&R  Shining Jack   Feb-04-11 02:58 AM   #21 
  - Well some torture probes. Not the hot metals ones, but the investigations. Thank you I'm here all  pam4water   Feb-04-11 03:42 AM   #22 
  - This is not what I voted for  tavalon   Feb-04-11 04:06 AM   #23 
  - This (still) pisses me off more than anything I've ever heard.  ScottLand   Feb-04-11 04:54 AM   #24 
  - All together now, we are a nation of laws not men.  Citizen Worker   Feb-04-11 05:06 AM   #25 
  - Hogwash. The Spanish AG said it was not going to allow the prosecution...  Honeycombe8   Feb-04-11 05:08 AM   #26 
  - no it isn't hogwash  spooked911   Feb-04-11 06:03 AM   #27 
  - Your argument is quite convincing  Disintermedia8   Feb-04-11 07:32 AM   #30 
     - Lol  decidedlyso   Feb-04-11 10:14 AM   #36 
  - K&R  Hubert Flottz   Feb-04-11 07:21 AM   #29 
  - So what is the motive  Enthusiast   Feb-04-11 07:49 AM   #31 
  - because there IS NO DIFFERENCE!!!  indimuse   Feb-04-11 08:29 AM   #32 
  - I'm glad even the most die-hard are finally understanding what  decidedlyso   Feb-04-11 09:49 AM   #33 
  - David Addington was the most openly defiant  floriduck   Feb-04-11 10:40 AM   #37 
  - David Addington, one of the most arrogant bastards giving legal counsel  Jefferson23   Feb-04-11 10:41 AM   #38 
  - Anyone remember THIS Obama?  bvar22   Feb-04-11 11:43 AM   #39 
  - Obama the Co-conspirator  Ticonderoga   Feb-04-11 01:47 PM   #40 

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