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Miss Authoritiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 07:01 PM
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57. Very, very confusing.
Depending upon how one looks at these reports, the "torture memo" and other findings either (1) get everybody off the hook, from the few bad apples to Bush himself; (2) put everybody on the hook, from the few bad apples to Bush himself; or (3) get only Executive Branch members (including military personnel) off the hook but allow the few bad apples to be prosecuted.

Also: Is it possible that the "inherent in the President" finding would protect the few bad apples from war criminal prosecution but still leave them open to US court-martial? And if it's determined that the few bad apples were following legal orders, does that mean those soldiers who refused to abuse prisoners could face court-martial proceedings for disobeying legal orders?

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