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alvarezadams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 10:38 AM
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Is it just me or is our government insane?


US seeks to shield its war interrogators: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel would not face prosecution for humiliating or degrading wartime prisoners under amendments to a war crimes law drafted by the Bush administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The amendments are part of the administration's three-pronged response to a June 29 Supreme Court ruling that struck down as illegal and a violation of the Geneva Conventions the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners, the Post said.

The court's ruling gave prisoners captured in Afghanistan protections under the Geneva Conventions, which the administration previously maintained did not apply to them.

Citing unidentified U.S. officials, the newspaper said the administration plans to amend the 1996 War Crimes Act, which makes it a crime to violate the Geneva Conventions, by narrowing the number of potential criminal prosecutions....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060809/pl_nm/rights_crime_...
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Stargazer99 Donating Member (943 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 10:46 AM
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1. It is so obvious that even an idiot
could figure it out...it just Joe Six Pac who is stressed beyond the ability to get involved is letting it happen. We also have citizens in this country which heartily approve of what is going on in this country....their "morals" are worse than some animal species.
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