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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This thread started about Amnesty Intl wanting to prosecute Bush for war crimes. Terrorists are not protected by any International Treaty. Soldiers caught out of uniform are/were not protected by the Geneva Convention.
    Right, they were shot as spies.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Question to liberals: Is this a war crime?

    Amnesty International has released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children.

    Images of missile and cluster munitions point to US role in fatal attack in Yemen | Amnesty International
    Will you support trying Obama as a war criminal when he leaves office, or will you just content yourselves with being silent hypocrites?
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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Question to liberals: Is this a war crime?



    Will you support trying Obama as a war criminal when he leaves office, or will you just content yourselves with being silent hypocrites?
    Unfortunately there is a difference between Collateral Damage and wilful torture.

    Every US president has innocent blood on their hands. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

    They will all be held accountable if the god Conservatives profess exists.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This thread started about Amnesty Intl wanting to prosecute Bush for war crimes. Terrorists are not protected by any International Treaty. Soldiers caught out of uniform are/were not protected by the Geneva Convention.


    Geneva Convention Rules on Al Queda
    The original article cites "international law" not the Geneva Convention.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
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    Actually the Kurds were gassed by Saddam Hussein and eventually liberated by the American Forces, as authorized by George Bush, and the politicians who voted for the invasion of Iraq.



    What are you suggesting here? That we create a state for them?
    Sorry.. but I don't really see what your responses have to do with my question.. Saddam tortured and killed many Kurds.

    I am not suggesting we create a state for them.. I am suggesting that torturing somebody just because they:

    1. Don't have a state, and
    2. Are not in a military

    Is a bad reason to torture somebody. Saddam did it to the Kurdish people and yet we look at him unfavourably for it.

    Why should those two rules make it permissible to torture somebody?

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    He was acting in an official capacity when he committed the torture, but is now a private citizen and no longer immune as a head of state, thus he can be tried for the torture he had previously committed.
    So I could sneak into Gitmo, pour gasoline on a terrorist's nuts and light them on fire, and that would be ok?

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Hamdan was about the authority of Military Commissions and sought to ban them. The Courts ruled that Congress needed to authorize those commissions which they did in the fall of 2006. It had NOTHING to do with Waterboarding. Strike 2. Waterboarding Hamdan was not an issue because he wasn't Waterboarded.

    Military Commissions Authorized
    Waterboarding declared illegal in 2009 by an Executive Order
    source?

    That is not what I am finding in the review.. and I am sure you know congress doesn't have the authority to reverse a Supreme Court Ruling.

    If you read what I was not saying they made waterboarding illegal, I wasn't referring to the court saying the prisoners are protected under the Geneva Convention. Obviously, I even highlighted that part

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The original article cites "international law" not the Geneva Convention.
    It doesn't cite international law at all. It merely uses the term. Where's a real citation? I'll leave it to you.
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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It doesn't cite international law at all. It merely uses the term. Where's a real citation? I'll leave it to you.

    Fine I'll say it this way....The original article says "international law" not "war crimes" and or the "Geneva Conventions"

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    Respectfully, US generals do not make law. Because some from the Viet Nam war declared it against their rules doesn't mean it's a war crime.
    yea.. four generals have no authority in the military or anything

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