(1000+ posts) Thu Nov-11-10 10:54 AM
Original message "We will not wait any longer for the Obama administration to act" --- Why Bush Should Still Worry
Edited on Thu Nov-11-10 10:56 AM by kpete
Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
Why George W. Bush Should Still Worry
Bush Pens True Crime Book, No Justice for CIA Destruction of 92 Torture Tapes
Sell those books, George W, you may need the money for legal fees yet!
by Bill Quigley
Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice
if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) have their way.
CCR and ECCHR jointly intervened into a criminal investigation in Spain examining the role of former civilian and military officials from the Bush administration in the commission of international law violations, including torture. The investigation is ongoing and includes the crimes that Bush admitted he authorized.
CCR and ECCHR made it clear that they are committed to pursuing criminal accountability and Bush’s confessions help.
In a joint statement they said:
“As Attorney General Eric Holder stated during his confirmation hearings, waterboarding is torture. Calling these acts what they are, torture, is not the result of differing legal ‘opinion,’ as Bush states; it is a matter of law. Harold Koh, the State Department Legal Adviser, confirmed this in Geneva last week, stating during the U.S. Universal Periodic Review that “the Obama administration defines waterboarding as torture as a matter of law” and it is not a ‘policy choice.’