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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:45 PM
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Bush's evil War Crimes Act
I consider the Bush administration to be evil. If this bill passes, we are in trouble. Hell, we are in trouble.

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

The White House, without elaboration, said in a statement that the bill "will apply to any conduct by any U.S. personnel, whether committed before or after the law is enacted"...

..."I think what this bill can do is in effect immunize past crimes. That's why it's so dangerous," said a third attorney, Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice.

Fidell said the initiative was "not just protection of political appointees but also CIA personnel who led interrogations."

: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/08/10/bush-admin-dra...
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:53 PM
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1. $hit
that's just fucked up. he's covering his ass for all the crimes he's been committing
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:56 PM
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4. It's like he's legalizing war crimes n/t
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:54 PM
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2. So this amounts to a full pardon for all who committed war crimes at ANY
time during the war, or even before?
You cannot retroactively pass a criminal law and then charge someone involved in an incident before the law passed.
by the same token, you cannot make acts that were criminal under the law at the time they were committed legal behavior by passing some law AFTER the acts were committed.
You can;t do that.
But they'll sure try.
Gawd these people have no trouble at all with BFing the Constitution, do they?
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:55 PM
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3. It's scary
I fear for our country.
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