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    Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Amnesty International Calls to Prosecute Bush for Admitted Waterboarding

    (Nov. 10) -- Amnesty International is calling for the prosecution of George W. Bush following the former president's admission to authorizing waterboarding techniques, according to a report on the human rights group's website.

    "Under international law, anyone involved in torture must be brought to justice, and that does not exclude former President George W. Bush," Amnesty International Senior Director Claudio Cordone said in a statement. "If his admission is substantiated, the USA has the obligation to prosecute him. In the absence of a U.S. investigation, other states must step in and carry out such an investigation themselves."
    I support this and basically feel that these activities constitute a war crime.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    I am shocked that liberals would want to see GB prosecuted ! Shocked I tell you !!!

    Has MENSA called for the prosecution of Obama yet for being the dumbest President ever ? Whassup wit dat !

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Amnesty International Calls to Prosecute Bush for Admitted Waterboarding

    I support this and basically feel that these activities constitute a war crime.
    If this gets legs, then we'll have an opportunity to more closely define torture in light of the treaties and laws that exist on the subject. Is waterboarding torture? There's sure to be a debate.
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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If this gets legs, then we'll have an opportunity to more closely define torture in light of the treaties and laws that exist on the subject. Is waterboarding torture? There's sure to be a debate.
    It seems we have been doing all of those things for years now.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If this gets legs, then we'll have an opportunity to more closely define torture in light of the treaties and laws that exist on the subject. Is waterboarding torture? There's sure to be a debate.
    If it were done to American soldiers, the answer would be yes.

    As far as prosecuting the former President: Gentlemen. Thanks for your imput.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    I want Amnesty International and the U.N banned from the U.S. and Obama impeached for violation of his oath of office.

    A new LAW demanding all who run for President must prove it and in court if need be, and if found to have run illegally you get a mandatory 10 years in Federal prison no exceptions and Presidents can never declare a Presidential pardon for any crime committed by anyone in the administration of the President charged with any crime, or misdemeanor, including removed Presidents.

    But none of that's not going to happen either, because it's too close to justice.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

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    "The debate over the prosecution of Bush and waterboarding is also playing out in Congress, specifically among two New York representatives. Siding with Amnesty International, Democrat Jerrold Nadler has urged a full investigation with the potential for prosecution."


    Jerrold is a real piece of work.....



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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
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    "The debate over the prosecution of Bush and waterboarding is also playing out in Congress, specifically among two New York representatives. Siding with Amnesty International, Democrat Jerrold Nadler has urged a full investigation with the potential for prosecution."


    Jerrold is a real piece of work.....
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    Is he trying to win the trophy for the dumbest libtard in Congress ? Ought to be able to shoot some of these complete idiots and put us out of their misery.

    Patience.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Amnesty International Calls to Prosecute Bush for Admitted Waterboarding



    I support this and basically feel that these activities constitute a war crime.

    No one's going to touch this. Obama's not going to let his DOJ get anywhere near it. He's got enough problems, as it is, without prosecuting a former president for protecting the country.
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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Shouldn't Bush get Amnesty?


    On a serious note, while water-boarding is horrible to experience, it does not rise to the lever of torture. Torture must rise to this definition:
    ... any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind,...

    UN Convention Against Torture
    The key word is severe. In order for pain or suffering to be considered severe the effects must be lasting and/or permanent. While there are moments in which you feel like you are drowning, when the water is stopped, so does the sensation. Water-boarding may seem like torture, but it doesn't fit the definition.
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