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  •  Why dragging? (9+ / 0-)

    I believe that Obama's DOJ couldn't follow up the murders because they were involved with torture at a black site prison -- the heretofore unknown Camp No at Gitmo. Camp No is still in operation. Obama said he shut down the black sites, but really he only turned the administration over to JSOC (as in the Bagram black site revealed by NYT and WashPost last November).

    Obama would be revealed to be a liar, or a weakling that couldn't control the secret services. Maybe he is both, I don't know.

    Horton's article is so convincing, and the crimes so awful (what are those needle marks on one of the prisoner's arms? unreported by the Navy investigation and only found later), that long-time Guantanamo journalist Andy Worthington wrote today:

    Despite studying Guantánamo on a full-time basis for nearly four years, this is one of the most chilling accounts of the prison that I have ever read, and one which should not only lead to an independent inquiry, but also to calls to press ahead with the closure of Guantánamo — and the repatriation of as many prisoners as possible — without further delay.

    Scott Horton doesn’t ask another pertinent question — whether it is feasible that the three men died as a result of "enhanced interrogations" that went too far, or whether they were deliberately murdered. The panic that greeted the arrival of the corpses at the clinic on that dreadful day suggests the former, but on reflection it seems unlikely that three accidental deaths could occur in such a short space of time.

    Thanks, MB, for highlighting the story at DKos.

    War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

    by Valtin on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 08:02:28 PM PST

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    •  This is really beyond the pale. (5+ / 0-)

      I was willing to give the administration time to get their footing, but if they don't start serious, visible investigations soon, the suppression of war crime evidence will outweigh any other possible good they might do.

      •  Obama and Holder war criminals too? (3+ / 0-)
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        I'm at the point now where I believe Holder and Obama to be war criminals for continuing to actively cover up the war crimes of the bush regime. They are complicit by choice and that makes them accessories to war crimes. They have chosen to completely ignore our obligations under the Convention Against Torture and the U.S. Constitution.

        AG Holder is obstructing justice by actively refusing investigation of war crimes.

        by cybersaur on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 07:39:40 AM PST

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        •  Morally if not legally. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          "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 19, 2010 at 10:17:45 AM PST

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