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  •  I agree totally and, though I don't watch (2+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, lotlizard

    television, I have been assured by someone who does that the issue is being dicussed and percolating through the popular ether.
    One thing to consider is that our system of justice operates in response to complaints. Somebody has to lodge a complaint on the victims' behalf, since they are not capable of doing it themselves.
    And, I suspect, it has to be a criminal complaint, not a civil case, although the burden of proof in civil cases is lower.
    The people who carried out orders vetted by lawyers are not at fault. It's the people who gave the orders and twisted the arms of the lawyers that need to be, like a Mafia don, called to account.
    And it's not just Guantanamo that's at issue. There are also the "black" sites and the detention camps in Iraq. The Pentagon, it is rumored, kept detailed media records of interrogations and somebody needs to make public records requests. Now that the troops are effectively home, the President can't use protecting them from retaliation as an excuse.

    by hannah on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 02:05:18 PM PDT

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