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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    "Imprison them". You guys do realize how silly you sound, right?

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    No, we should be talking about how the U.S. Broke a treaty and should be held accountable.

    But I guess the neocons here don't believe in personal responsibility and the Rule of Law- because some of you might be surprised to know that torture is illegal.

    18 U.S. Code § 2340A - Torture | LII / Legal Information Institute

    The UN who has on its Human Rights Council China, Cuba and Russia has the moral position to claim the US is in violation of its arbitrary treaty ?

    Are you friken kidding me ?

    Only in Liberal La La land does the UN have any semblance of credibility.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    That's the single biggest reason for the UN's failure. It gives dictatorships a seat at the table with the same prestige as democracies. No real incentive to clean up their act.
    Yeah. Because dictatorships are notorious for doing horrible things.

    Like torture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Only in Liberal La La land does the UN have any semblance of credibility.
    Funny that right wingers parrot that nonsense while insisting that other nations be bludgeoned with sanctions for doing the same thing the U.S. does. if the UN has no semblance of credibility its because the United States defiles its seat on the Security Council with rank hypocrisy.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Yeah. Because dictatorships are notorious for doing horrible things.

    Like torture!
    Torture as well as mass killings, beheadings, public executions of gays and women, forced labor, and so on. Do you really want to belong in the same group as those who carry out these acts?

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Funny that right wingers parrot that nonsense while insisting that other nations be bludgeoned with sanctions for doing the same thing the U.S. does. if the UN has no semblance of credibility its because the United States defiles its seat on the Security Council with rank hypocrisy.
    Do you feel the US is the same as any of the dictatorships in the UN? Are there any other democracies of which you disapprove?

    It seems Leftists have seldom met a dictatorship they didn't like except, perhaps, in hindsight..

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Ain't gonna happen, sadly. But it should.
    It should. But it should start at the top.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you feel the US is the same as any of the dictatorships in the UN?
    In some meaningful ways, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Are there any other democracies of which you disapprove?
    Some, in varying degrees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems Leftists have seldom met a dictatorship they didn't like except, perhaps, in hindsight..
    I don't know, I think Rightists have historically been the ones sticking their feet in their mouths a few decades after installing those dictatorships.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Torture as well as mass killings, beheadings, public executions of gays and women, forced labor, and so on. Do you really want to belong in the same group as those who carry out these acts?
    I couldn't agree more. And to get out of that group, we need to bring the totmrturers to justice. Otherwise, you're no better than them.
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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I couldn't agree more. And to get out of that group, we need to bring the totmrturers to justice. Otherwise, you're no better than them.
    Amen! Amen!

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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