Thursday, August 10, 2006


US Wants Retroactive Immunity For Potential War Criminals

Is there any doubt that these turdheads know that what they did was wrong? Is wrong, since they’re probably still doing it? It’s pretty much an admission of guilt.

But...if I recall correctly, treaties are the supreme law of the land, and we’ve signed the Geneva treaties. I mean, Congress could theoretically legalize genocide, but it wouldn’t matter: the U.S. could be prosecuted by an international tribunal. Assuming we are “a nation of laws” still, and not a rogue state that will not submit to anything but it’s own will—or, unless, it’s ultimately defeated in war.

August 10, 2006 The Huffington Post

Bush Admin Drafts War Crimes Amendment To "Immunize Past Crimes" Of US Personnel...
Associated Press

The Bush administration has drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers from possible criminal charges for authorizing humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal.

The White House, without elaboration, said in a statement that the bill "will apply to any conduct by any U.S. personnel, whether committed before or after the law is enacted"...

..."I think what this bill can do is in effect immunize past crimes. That's why it's so dangerous," said a third attorney, Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice.

Fidell said the initiative was "not just protection of political appointees but also CIA personnel who led interrogations."

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