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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #17
18. BS!
Edited on Wed May-24-06 10:44 AM by Breeze54
"Every soldier fighting it is committing a crime."

Soldiers DO NOT make policy. They follow orders! :grr:
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http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/09/25/usint11776.h...

The administration demanded that soldiers extract information from detainees without telling them what was allowed and what was forbidden, said Tom Malinowski, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch. Yet when abuses inevitably followed, the leadership blamed the soldiers in the field instead of taking responsibility.

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/05/19/usdom13418.htm
"Of note, the committee called upon the United States to close all secret prisons,
hold accountable senior military and civilian officials who authorized, acquiesced or
consented to acts of torture committed by their subordinates, and end its practice of
transferring detainees to countries with known torture records. The committee also
criticized the indefinite detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and called for its
closure. The committee rejected U.S. claims that the Convention against Torture did
not apply to U.S. personnel acting outside of the United States or during wartime."
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