Friday, July 11, 2008

Let the war crime prosecutions begin Jan 20, 2009…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 9:58 AM Permalink

…the very instant that President Obama is sworn in and busco becomes totally irrelevant.

Excerpt from the NYT:
Red Cross investigators concluded last year in a secret report that the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation methods for high-level Qaeda prisoners constituted torture and could make the Bush administration officials who approved them guilty of war crimes, according to a new book on counterterrorism efforts since 2001.

The book says that the International Committee of the Red Cross declared in the report, given to the C.I.A. last year, that the methods used on Abu Zubaydah, the first major Qaeda figure the United States captured, were “categorically” torture, which is illegal under both American and international law.
The evidence of the use of torture and the commission of other war crimes by bush and cohorts has become so overwhelming that they should all be immediately arrested upon leaving office and turned over to the Hague for prosecution.

Failure to do so would itself make America and its citizens complicit in the crimes of this maladministration and prove with finality that this country can never again reclaim the mantle of its former greatness, claim to be a benevolent power, or able to make any serious claim to being a country of laws and not men.

And damn every one of them to hell.

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