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  •  Crimes against humanity. (17+ / 0-)

    Part of me thinks they're not closing it at advice of their criminal lawyers.  

    Neutralize your personal 7.5 ton/year CO2 footprint.

    by Five of Diamonds on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:02:50 PM PST

    •  War Crimes, No other name calls it what it is (13+ / 0-)

      Bush should by all rights spend the rest of his days in prison. Sadly, I doubt this will ever happen.

      Today it was finally revealed where the Pentagon finds out about "policy".

      In reading this afternoons articles over at GovernmentExecutive I ran across this jawdropping statement spoke by a Deputy level offical. He is speaking about what his job at the Pentagon is and describes what he does. Why I am surprised by this after the recent history is another story.

      Last May, Michael Doran became the first deputy assistant secretary of Defense for support to public diplomacy, a newly created position to develop policy for strategic communications at Defense. Earlier this week, Government Executive interviewed Doran at his office in Arlington, Va. Edited excerpts from the interview follow:...

      How does that work on a practical level? What is getting done now that wasn't getting done before?

      First and foremost, we're a policy office. We're not [doing] operations. On the messaging side, you had a lot of elements of the Department of Defense doing messaging or providing resources for messaging, and until this office was created there was no clear focal point for seeking policy guidance. That absence was powerfully felt. It means the guys in the field are left without guidance and they are forced to operate on the basis of watching Sunday talk shows, reading talking points and trying to figure out what is the policy framework in which they're operating. There was no clear place to get that framework.

      We suggested at one point this framework with an emphasis on building a common sense of the future we could have together [with Muslims]. Making the conversation that is future-oriented and directed at the interests of Muslims, as opposed to denigrating al Qaeda directly or branding America.

      This is straight from the horses mouth...

      "Democracy Is The Best Revenge" Benazir Bhutto

      by SmileySam on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:14:29 PM PST

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    •  And with very little chance... (2+ / 0-)
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      Avila, Amayupta yo

      or perhaps no chance that the UN Security Council will refer war crimes of BushCo to the ICC and less chance the ICC will exercise its jurisdiction in the ghost flights, rendition, and torture, we should at least do what's right on our own side of the fence: appoint independent investigators to dig up the truth and prosecute appropriately.

      All of them.

      Chaos. It's not just a theory.

      by PBnJ on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:28:41 PM PST

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    •  They must wipe their tracks clean (10+ / 0-)

      and eliminate the evidence of the war crimes.

      Gitmo won't be shut down to free teh innocent. It will be shut down to protect the guilty.

      "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:29:12 PM PST

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