Your comparison is completely without merit. You're comparing a witchhunt over something not even illegal with an investigation of a perceived war crime. Torture is illegal in this country and it should be investigated
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Obama’s Torture Loopholes
Interestingly enough, Dear Leader's executive order, applied during the Bush administration, would not have precluded the use of waterboarding. So Dear Leader should be investigated for continuing to permit the use of such techniques, thus becoming party to what, following your reasoning, must be regarded as a criminal conspiracy?Loophole 1: Torture is prohibited only of persons detained in an “armed conflict.”
The executive order applies only to “armed conflicts,” not counterterrorism operations.
Dear Leader wants Gitmo closed, but not Bagram Air Base. So should Holder be investigating the doings at Bagram?Loophole 2: Only the CIA must close detention centers.
President Obama has ordered the CIA to close detention centers, except those “used only to hold people on a short-term, transitory basis,” which can stay open indefinitely. Exactly how long a duration is “short-term” and “transitory” is unclear.
Seems like Dear Leader is directly thumbing his nose at SCOTUS and the Hamdan and Boumediene decisions. When does AG Holder plan on issuing a subpoena to Dear Leader to explain himself?Loophole 3: Officials may still hide some detainees and abusive practices from the Red Cross.
On the Red Cross’s monitoring of detainees, the executive order reads:
All departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall provide the International Committee of the Red Cross with notification of, and timely access to, any individual detained in any armed conflict in the custody or under the effective control of an officer, employee, or other agent of the United States Government or detained within a facility owned, operated, or controlled by a department or agency of the United States Government, consistent with Department of Defense regulations and policies.
Here again, if a detainee is not one captured on the battlefield by US soldiers in an armed conflict, Obama’s order provides no guidance as to his fate. Government and private thugs may evidently still brutalize detainees obtained in counterterrorism operations and hide them from the Red Cross, unless and until the president issues a further executive order, or Congress passes a law, closing this loophole.
Obama To Revive Military Tribunals For Gitmo Detainees, With More Rights
More thumbing of nose at SCOTUS. Such a scofflaw Dear Leader is.
Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some Now at Guantanamo - washingtonpost.com
So why is what Dear Leader doing ok when these things were crimes under Bush? Why is only a crime for it to have been done by the Bush Administration?
Bagram Air Base (theater headquarters for Task Force 6-26, commanded by General Stanley McChrystal, appointed by Dear Leader to be top commander in Afghanistan)? When is Holder planning on investigating Dear Leader's current policy on indefinite detention without trial?
All these laws that Bush's Administration presumably broke, Dear Leader's Administration is currently breaking. Where's the investigation of that?
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