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  •  Thanks to (get this) Ronald Reagan......... (12+ / 0-)

    the prosecution should be a lead pipe cinch:

    1.  George Bush has admitted authorizing enhanced interrogation techniques;
    1.  Susan J. Crawford, a retired judge who served as general counsel for the Army during the Reagan administrationm as Pentagon inspector general when Dick Cheney was secretary of defense, and was named convening authority of military commissions by the Bush Administration in 2007 says US treatment of detainees "meets the legal definition of torture."
    1.  In 1988, Ronald Reagan signed the CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment :

    Article 2
      1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.

      2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.

      3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture. . . .

    Next case!!!

    "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by bobdevo on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 08:18:18 AM PST

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