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09-06-2010, 10:33 AM
BDS...still as funny and retarded as ever!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9078635)

babsbunny http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-05-10 09:55 AM
Original message any updates? Prosecution of Bush Six Back On

Edited on Sun Sep-05-10 10:37 AM by babsbunny
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latest-news/prosecuti... (http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latest-news/prosecution-of-bush-six-back-on)

By Scott Horton / Daily Beast

In a ruling in Madrid today, Judge Baltasar Garzón has announced that an inquiry into the Bush administration’s torture policy makers now will proceed into a formal criminal investigation. The ruling came as a jolt following the recommendation of Spanish Attorney General Cándido Conde-Pumpido against proceeding with a criminal inquiry, reported in The Daily Beast on April 16 2009.

Judge Garzón previously initiated and handled investigations involving Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Argentine “Dirty War” strategist Adolfo Scilingo and Guatemalan strongman José Efraín Ríos-Montt, often over the objections of the Spanish attorney general. His case against Pinochet gained international attention when the Chilean general was apprehended in England on a Spanish arrest warrant. Scilingo was extradited to Spain and is now serving a sentence of 30 years for his role in the torture and murder of some thirty persons, several of whom were Spanish citizens.

Now, Garzón has announced a preliminary criminal inquiry into the Bush administration torture policy, specifying the evidence that a crime had been perpetrated against Spanish subjects, but not yet specifying the specific targets of the investigation. Judge Garzón’s decision revealed a deep engagement with documents which had been released in Washington in the last two weeks, particularly a group of memoranda prepared by lawyers in the Bush Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) a report of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a memo released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, making it likely that he would focus on the authors of the torture memoranda and other lawyers who worked with them.

malaise http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-05-10 11:22 AM
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3. K & R They can run but they cannot hide forever.


K&R all you want you idiot, only one DUmmy has it anywhere near right...

madokie http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-05-10 11:28 AM
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4. The bush/cheney cabal are headed for the dock at the Hague Thats how its done and thats where these war criminals wind up.

Sorry dipshit, wrong.

hack89 (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-05-10 11:47 AM
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6. It will never happen

1. The US does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC

2. Obama will never let such a precedent be set.

2. The UN won't push it - they know that it would be the end of all such prosecutions if the US were to ignore it.

Don't waste your breath hack, DUmmies don't want to hear that.

09-06-2010, 10:37 AM
This past week, the internationally acclaimed human rights judge Baltasar Garzón has been suspended in Spain from his judgeship, and indeed faces trial as having exceeded his powers in his attempt to open up crimes against humanity committed during the Franco era. Unfortunately, Spain's Supreme Court has backed up Garzón's attackers from the far right who claim that this examination of crimes committed during the Franco regime constitutes a miscarriage of justice and ignores Spain's amnesty laws.


09-06-2010, 11:02 AM
wait - he used michaelmoore.com as a source?? and expects people to take him seriously?? :rolleyes: only on DU.