Wednesday, December 10, 2014

So, the torture report summary is out.  Yes, many new gory and salacious details, but who is surprised by any of it?  I posted this web page almost a decade ago, and it goes through the reasons why "President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, Attorney General Gonzalez, and probably several other top civilian and military officials, would, in a world governed by these laws and treaties, face trial for these crimes."   The other responsible parties identified through sources on the page include Rice, Addington, Yoo, Bybee, and more.  
   All these years later and there is no chance this government is going to enforce these laws.  At Least the International Criminal Court should issue warrants so their international travel is curtailed.  
   The executive director of the ACLU had an interesting suggestion, a reversal of his earlier stance:  Obama should pardon them all, by name.  Hah!  They are getting off anywa.  But this would mark down that, under US law, bad things happened, there is a policy they bad, and culpable individuals are on the hook.  


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