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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:43 PM
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Bush Admin. Brings Tortured American POWs to Court
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:33 AM by PaDUer
* says one thing, does the other....What's really going on??

April 05, 2004 11:13 AM US Eastern Timezone

]Bush Admin. Brings Tortured American POWs to Court; April 7th Hearing Looms as Admin. Seeks to Strip POWs of Judgment Against Saddam

Topical News: War On Terrorism

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004--Contradicting President Bush's own assertions that Saddam Hussein is guilty of crimes against humanity, the Bush Administration this week will bring tortured POWs from the first Gulf War to court in an attempt to have thrown out the only judgment proving Hussein's complicity in the torture of American citizens.


On the eve of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments on April 7 in an appeal launched by the Bush Administration that seeks to eradicate the important precedent set in Acree v. Republic of Iraq. At its heart, the judgment in this case is the only official record that holds Hussein accountable for the torture of American POWs and begins the process of deterring torture of American POWs in the future.

"I am saddened that the Administration has chosen to pursue this appeal. It is hard to comprehend how on one hand the Administration can say that Saddam Hussein has perpetrated some of the most heinous acts against humanity, and on the other seek to eliminate the only judgment proving he is guilty of these crimes," said Col. (Ret.) David Eberly, the senior-ranking POW tortured by the Iraqi secret police.

During the first Gulf War, Iraq savagely tortured American POWs, inflicting beatings, starvation, electric shock, whippings, mock executions, broken bones, deprivation of medical care, and confinement in vile, disease-ridden filth. The torture was condemned by the U.S. Congress in three resolutions.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:50 PM
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1. John Kerry needs to turn this into a campaign ad NOW
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:55 PM
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2. they don't want torturing
POWs to be an issue persued in court? I wonder why? :shrug:
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Eye and Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:56 PM
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3. link?
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JusticeForAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:00 AM
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4. I have read this four times
Am I really reading this correctly? What would be their motive and interest in this?

This is unreal.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:04 AM
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5. Isn't it because the won a huge award and Bush does not want
to pay it because they need the money to help poor Halliburton "reconstruct Iraq"?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:08 AM
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7. this is my thought
on not wanting to pay the huge win
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:19 AM
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8. $
1. They dont want to share a monetary judgment against Husseins regime with the POWs of Gulf War I. They want it all. They lie when they defend their opposition and say those resources belong to the Iraqi people. A * executive order does not even allow the Iraqi people to possess the rights to their own oil.

2. They dont want to set a precedent that would allow them or the US to be sued for similar violations.
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:37 AM
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9. Certainly looks like
* is a real con-job..He talks out of both sides of his mouth like poppy, but worse!
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:07 AM
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6. Who is the source?
The original source, not Business Wire? Is there a link?

Thanks
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:39 AM
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10. Actually, there's quite a few that's carrying the story...
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