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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    I think the first sentence I wrote might yield a clue.
    LOL So he is giving Bush a pass because he has war crimes too? If Obama wanted to pursue the previous administrations war crimes he would have to turn GW over to the Hague. Is that what you want? Obama clearly does not. It would reflect badly on the Presidency and the nation. As much as I would like to see GW rotting in jail, I have to agree.
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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL So he is giving Bush a pass because he has war crimes too?
    Yes, absolutely, no matter how amusing you think that is.

    If Obama wanted to pursue the previous administrations war crimes he would have to turn GW over to the Hague.
    Why is that? There are federal laws that cover war crimes. I would think that he would be prosecuted under federal law, which likely encompass violations of international law. Personally, I would like to see him tried in an international court, preferably one that takes the Nuremburg Principles into account. He wouldn't get a fair trial in the US. Reality is that no US court would prosecute a President for war crimes.

    Is that what you want?
    Hell yeah, the guy is a ****ing war criminal, responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, 1/3 of these were children.

    Obama clearly does not.
    Of course not, for the reason I stated. He committed similar war crimes, give or take. And he's still committing them because Bush hasn't been charged.

    It would reflect badly on the Presidency and the nation.
    That's irrelevant, criminals need to be prosecuted. Otherwise the crimes are repeated by future administrations who would act under the premise that they can get away with genocide. These war criminals reflect badly on the nation and the Presidency without being charged of any crimes.

    As much as I would like to see GW rotting in jail, I have to agree.
    That's your prerogative, I don't believe in letting war criminals off the hook, for any reason.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    The politicians protect their own.

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