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    Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Now I know that Bush has his problems, but these will discussed and vetted here in the United States, not in the UN. Of course, you can prosecute Bush if you want to. BTW, good luck arresting Bush. Our army will kick ass on your army.

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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    What I want to know is this: Does the UN or the treaties signed or even customary international law have any guidance on what is considered torture. I am not aware of any treaty that lists torture methods with any specificity. The only thing I can think of would be previous ICJ decisions where it ruled specific techniques as torture - and while there may be some, I am not aware of them - though the research on precedents may be interesting and something to do for the remainder of my New Year vacation time after I get home from this trip later today.
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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Further proof the UN is a joke. But hey, if it makes them feel good let them say whatever they want. We all know who the UN will go crying to if ever there is a need for a military to come in and fix something.

    Maybe we should pull out of the UN if they go through with this... say in 2013 when an Adult is back in the WH.

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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Now I know that Bush has his problems, but these will discussed and vetted here in the United States, not in the UN. Of course, you can prosecute Bush if you want to. BTW, good luck arresting Bush. Our army will kick ass on your army.

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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Maybe we should pull out of the UN if they go through with this... say in 2013 when an Adult is back in the WH.
    I think we should pull out of the UN tomorrow, AND prosecute GWB for war crimes (torture).

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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Further proof the UN is a joke. But hey, if it makes them feel good let them say whatever they want. We all know who the UN will go crying to if ever there is a need for a military to come in and fix something.

    Maybe we should pull out of the UN if they go through with this... say in 2013 when an Adult is back in the WH.
    THis is one official and personally, I don't seriously see anything like this going forward. One official does NOT speak for the entire organization.
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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Even the biggest elected liberals wouldn't allow this. They're not going to allow such a precedent. Beating up our own is one thing, but no one outside the family.
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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Even the biggest elected liberals wouldn't allow this. They're not going to allow such a precedent. Beating up our own is one thing, but no one outside the family.
    THis is much ado about nothing. The UN will not go down this road. Do not let the statement of a single official make you think the UN as an organization will bring such charges against the Bush administration. More likely, they will be brought by another government.
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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    You should quote parts of the article instead of just posting your commentary (which is in the BN section rules BTW). The article does not quote an official saying anything close to that the "UN may prosecute Bush administration." The official talks entirely about how the US is obligated to prosecute the Bushies. The only thing that talks about the UN bringing prosecutions down is the title. In the future please adhere to Breaking News forum rules and quote relevent portions of the article.

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    Re: Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

    The U.N. can initiate proceedings against ANYONE who broke international laws. Sure they would rather have the U.S. go after the Bush traitorist criminals first and then they can follow up. However, they do not have to wait for the U.S. before they begin their own proceedings.

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