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sjdnb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:25 AM
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Military, Bush team clashed on questioning -report
Senior U.S. military lawyers strong disagreed in 2003 with an administration legal task force's conclusion that
President Bush had authority to order harsh interrogations of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the New York Times reported.

Citing newly disclosed documents, the Times said in its Thursday editions that despite the protests, the task force concluded that military interrogators and their commanders would be immune from prosecution for torture under federal and international law. The reason was the special character of the fight against terrorism.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050728/ts_nm/security_guan...
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:33 AM
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1. Rate this up at Yahoo!
"The memorandums were declassified and released last week in response to a request from Sen. Lindsey Graham (news, bio, voting record), a South Carolina Republican, the newspaper said.

One memorandum written by the deputy judge advocate general of the Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jack. Rives, said several of the "more extreme interrogation techniques, on their face, amount to violations of domestic criminal law" as well as military law, the Times said.

The Rives memorandum also said the use of many of the interrogation techniques "puts the interrogators and the chain of command at risk of criminal accusations abroad," the Times reported."
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:25 AM
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8. Why did it take a Republican...
... to request these memorandums be released? Where were the Democrats? Too busy trying to not rock the boat?
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Im with Rosey Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:14 AM
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9. Where are the Dems?
The Dems don't get anything they request, the ONLY time any information comes out is when it is a repug asks for it. Maybe this is a clue as to how we can really start making things happen- if we could find just one repug with some moral fiber (I know, won't happen) we might actually stand a chance.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:35 AM
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11. Dems are ignored...
If we want this ship to turn.. We have to help the honest republicans (you know, the ones we used to have) turn these criminals OUT...
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:09 AM
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13. Done. 4.5/5 with 483 votes n/t
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:37 AM
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2. but like everything else, the bully boy
got his way. Yikes, I am going to have a nervous breakdown if the bastard doesn't get his.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:05 AM
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3. I hear you! I'm at my wits end.
Peace.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:47 AM
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4. "chain of command at risk of criminal accusations abroad"
I hope someone accuses them somewhere soon! They have made our whole country mentally ill! No one in their right mind would let them get away with 1/10th of what they have done already! And now this disgusting Supreme Court nomination.

I hope Fitzgerald has a posse!



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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:13 AM
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5. KICK nt
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:25 AM
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6. Why does Bush hate our Troops?
He clearly has no regard for their safety or well being. This is beyond sad.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:21 AM
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7. kick.....n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:20 AM
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10. IOW's. Bush ordered torture and abuse and gave commanders
immunity to carry out those orders.....but the rank and file go to jail so the public can think something is being done about the abuse and torture.


America is one sick puppy.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:58 AM
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12. telling our military to shut-up, b/c Bush has something 'special'
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:13 AM
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14. This is a big deal, this is confirmation that Bush PUSHED FOR TORTURE
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 10:14 AM by jsamuel
If we get this out, this stuff reaks of war crimes...

I wonder what kind of "special character" the war on Jews in Germany was?
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