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: