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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:33 PM
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Cheney Can Be Prosecuted for Torture & He KNOWS It
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Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 04:52 PM by kpete
MON SEP 05, 2011 AT 01:49 PM PDT
Cheney Can Be Prosecuted for Torture
byPatriot Daily News Clearinghouse

Cheney knows this. In 2009, Liz Cheney Reveals That Fear Of Prosecution Motivates Dads Media Blitz Defending Torture. Two years later, Cheney's book is still trying to convince Americans that torture saves lives.


Thanks to the Bush administration's extension of the limitations period for certain terrorism offenses in 2001, noncapital torture has an 8-year statute of limitations. Thus, the "deadline for indicting Bush administration officials on conspiracy to torture charges would still be years away - January of 2017."

However, if the "if the commission of such offense resulted in, or created a foreseeable risk of, death or serious bodily injury to another person," then "notwithstanding any other law, an indictment may be found or an information instituted at any time without limitation." Thus, Bush and Cheney could be prosecuted at any time during the rest of their lives when the torture predicate is a foreseeable risk of death or serious bodily injury to another person:

Section 2340A prohibits both the substantive act of torture and conspiracy to commit torture. We also know that it is one of the terrorism offenses listed in section 2332(b)(g)(5)(B). Therefore, we know that - pursuant to section 3286(b) - there is no statute of limitations whatsoever on charges against anyone who: (1) committed torture; (2) aided and abetted the commission of torture; or (3) conspired to commit torture if any of those crimes either: (a) actually resulted in death; or (b) created a foreseeable risk of death; or (c) created a foreseeable risk of serious bodily injury to another person. In other words - as a result of amendments enacted in 2001 at the behest of Bush administration officials themselves - the available period for their indictment for torture could well be the rest of their lives.


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