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    only arises with respect to acts that meet the standard under domestic law, including the specific intent requirement.  Moreover, the text of the Convention Against Torture does not completely remove discretion -- it both says that normal procedures should be followed and only requires that allegations be "submitted" to the appropriate prosecutor and that the government have jurisdiction.  Either way, there's a legal case not to prosecute (as well as a practical one), and it's such that it's not possible to argue that it makes Obama "complicit."  

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 05:01:18 PM PST

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