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  •  Wouldn't call that prevarication. (1+ / 0-)
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    Legally (assuming there is anything legal about Addingtons the DOJ OLC definition of torture) Bush is on solid ground when he says "we don't torture" unless those videotapes included evidence that they went beyond the Bush definition of torture.  

    What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

    by Marie on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 04:36:10 PM PST

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    •  The false face of legality -- the legal cover (3+ / 0-)
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      Marie, Troutfishing, wild salmon

      provided by the Addington type memos -- means that he can claim that he wasn't involved, but I think two factors will prevail if properly pursued:

      1. The redefinition of torture, with its tortured prose, will likely be overturned;
      1. The painstaking care that Bush took to stay within the definitions of the legal memo will indicate that he did indeed know the difference and sought to protect himself in spite of the fact that the memos were tortuously worded.

      Never, never brave me, nor my fury tempt:
        Downy wings, but wroth they beat;
      Tempest even in reason's seat.

      by GreyHawk on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 06:28:50 PM PST

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    •  that sick fuck (3+ / 0-)
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      that stupid-assed smirk he has on when he is talking about torture. I hope impeachment is off the table. I want him brought up on war crimes.

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