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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:59 PM
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"Retroactive War Crime Protection Proposed"
Retroactive War Crime Protection Proposed
by Pete Yost

The Bush administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers from possible criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal.

The move by the administration is the latest effort to deal with treatment of those taken into custody in the war on terror.

At issue are interrogations carried out by the CIA, and the degree to which harsh tactics such as water-boarding were authorized by administration officials. A separate law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, applies to the military.

The Washington Post first reported on the War Crimes Act amendments Wednesday.

One section of the draft would outlaw torture and inhuman or cruel treatment, but it does not contain prohibitions from Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions against "outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment." A copy of the section of the draft was obtained by The Associated Press.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0810-04.htm

While the Corp Media is busy with Terror Plot the Busholini Regime is busy with another CYA Operation.
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:09 PM
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1. Is it more audacious than atrocious? Disgusting, in any event.
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:14 PM
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2. Bush is trying save his butt
That is all
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:15 PM
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3. We better check the fine print
and make sure it isn't protecting the Chimp from HIS war crimes !
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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4. He's saving that tidbit for the signing statement. n/t
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:24 PM
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5. My first thought too!
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:35 PM
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13. UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

And I quote.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:27 AM
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14. I was gonna say . . . n/t
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:24 PM
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6. Breathtakingly desperate move by these criminals. It MUST not pass! n/t
PB
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:40 PM
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7. A new trend in the Busholini Regime.
Commit Crimes and then change the Law and make it retro-active. Neat trick, eh? Same with the NSA Spying.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:43 PM
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9. It is so...sooooooo disturbing. I used to think that he really might...
...give up power in the 2008 election but after the last few months I feel you can make the case that there really is an arguable point, in front of any audience, that the NeoCons plan to keep an iron grip on their consolidated power to the detriment of Liberals, Conservatives, and everyone else in the American political spectrum who does not court fascism.

PB
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McKinneyIsAHero Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:42 PM
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8. Democrats probably won't try to stop it
They want their people covered when they take office, unfortunately. I know some like Kucinich and McKinney will no doubt speak out, but they'll be riddled with insults about being far left nuts.

Nutty to say that Americans should be equal, not above others. So nutty.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:14 PM
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10. Hahahahahahaha!
Go to Jail. Go directly to jail! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:09 PM
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11. Gee, I wonder why?
Georgie in the Bighouse, maybe?
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:51 PM
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12. This is nonsense is balder than Cheney and Rove combined.
Why don't they call it the 'Please Don't Arrest Us' Act.
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