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  •  Under what law is torture an impeachable offense? (0+ / 0-)

    Not that I condone it, but in U.S. law, what law, especially given the leeway courts have given presidents in the conduct of war, could be used to impeach him? "We" did not hang people for waterboarding, international tribunals did.

    Now, if you wanted to bring him up and try him in the International Court of Justice for war crimes, I'm all for that, but of course the US doesn't recognize that court. I wish someone would have filed a case against him, and if he traveled outside the US, he might have been arrested and we could have had a trial.

    But here in the US I don't see this as an impeachable offense. For God sake, we used nuclear bombs against Japan and chemical weapons in Vietnam and neither of those was seen as impeachable offenses against Truman or Johnson, I don't see how anything Bush did would be impeachable.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:28:17 AM PST

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    •  High crimes and misdemeanors are impeachable. (0+ / 0-)

      And torture is without a doubt illegal. That's why Bush & co had to argue that it wasn't torture.

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:27:51 AM PST

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