If someone commits a crime, and everyone’s around to see it and does nothing, is it still a crime?” –Jonathan Turley, Constitutional Law Professor
h/t CSPAN Junkie
America used to hang people for waterboarding. We hanged people for waterboarding in Dick Cheney’s lifetime.
I was aware of the [torture] program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared…that is the Agency [The CIA] in effect came in and wanted to know what they could and couldn’t do. And they talked to me, as well as others, to explain what they wanted to do. And I supported it.”
The world has had evidence for a long time now that these orders came from top administration officials, but to hear a confession from Cheney is still astonishing. He must be damn confident he’ll never be prosecuted.
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley appeared on Countdown last night discussing why it’s imperative that the U.S. upholds its own laws and not leave prosecutions up to the Hague:
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I watched this on Olbermann last night and about fell out of my chair when Cheney admitted his role in torture. I wonder if this will have any impact on his potentially being tried for war crimes at some future date? I sure hope so.
I just don’t understand how it can be hanging out there that they did this and no forces are gathering to hold them accountable. Of course, this DOJ won’t have anything to do with justice, but in the near future something must be done.
There’s no forgive and forget on something like this. Obama said he was against torture, and people voted for him…he has his mandate. He has permission to do the right thing if that’s what he thinks he needs.
Didn’t he disrupt his Washington neighbourhood for months and months while they built him his underground bunker / fortress? It would make for great TV if they have to smoke him out of there. 😉
Oh, Ian! You don’t know Dick! He’ll probably leave his cyborg eye in the Oval Office.
My bet is that the white house war criminals will not only get away with their war crimes, they will continue to be rewarded. 😦
Check out Senator Carl Levin above with Rachel Maddow. He says the Senate is turning over their findings to the DoJ…the NEW DoJ, not the Bush Justice Department. There’s hope, sister.
*holds banner of hope with writechic*
Bush will offer pardons so there will probably be no war crimes trials. The sad thing is that our tricameral government was supposed to prevent a King George but it didn’t in this case. Sad. Very sad. As a dedicated patriot and former Marine this situation troubles me.
hang the sob
Pfffft. You’re funny, Chuck.
SCANDALS! SCANDALS! SCANDALS!
SOME OF THE WORST CASES OF RACIAL PREJUDICE IN WORLD HISTORY!
The American people are thrilled to have their first African-American president.
Speaking of Barack Obama—Barack Obama is a racial-minority individual and does not like racism:
And Michelle Obama is a racial-minority individual and does not like racism:
WORLDWIDE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION RELATING TO SCANDALS:
(I) I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed atrocious, racist, hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention. Many people know what Bush did. And many people will know what Bush did—even until the end of the world. Bush was absolute evil. Bush is now like a fugitive from justice. In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.
(II) It is opined that Bill Clinton committed terrifying, racist, hate crimes during his presidency, and I am not free to say anything further about it. ‘Be sure your sins will find you out’ (Numbers 32:23).
(III) What if basically all racial-minority people would subscribe to the interpretations that George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes while he was the President of the United States? It will eventually come out: it is only a matter of time.
(IV) I know it may be hard to believe. However, Ronald Wilson Reagan committed horrible, racist, hate crimes during his presidency.
– The Dissemination Machine
(There are thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the contents of (I), (II), (III), and (IV). For example, one can go to Google right now, type “George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism,” hit “Enter,” and readily find 1,000 or more copies indicating content of (I). For example, one can go to Msn right now, type “It is opined that Bill Clinton committed racist hate crimes, and I am not free to say anything further about it,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 460 copies indicating content of (II). For example, one can go to Msn right now, type “George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 210 copies indicating content of (III). For example, one can go to Msn right now, type “Ronald Wilson Reagan committed horrible, racist, hate crimes during his presidency,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 180 copies indicating content of (IV). The contents of (I), (II), (III), and (IV) exist very extensively in all major search engines. And there are thousands of copies in very many countries around the world. For example, there are countless copies on the Internet in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, etc.)
“BAD NEWS FROM THE UNITED STATES: ON THE RACIST HATE CRIMES AND ETERNAL INFAMIES OF GEORGE W. BUSH, BILL CLINTON, GEORGE H.W. BUSH, AND RONALD REAGAN” BLOG
‘If only there could be a Ban against invention that bottled up memory like scent & it never faded & it never got stale.’ Off the top of my head, it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.
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