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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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