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Should Rumsfeld stand trial for war crimes?

 
 
Zippo
 
Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 11:32 am
A UN official says there is enough evidence that former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld could be brought to justice for war crimes.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak in an interview on Monday told CNN that the international body had enough evidence to prosecute Rumsfeld for his direct authorization of tortures at US detention centers in 2002.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=83866&sectionid=3510203

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Yay! hang him by his ball's !!
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 11:37 am
@Zippo,
Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush, Wolfowitz, Rice, Perle, ..., there more than enough evidence to bring them all up on war crimes.
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 11:37 am
@Zippo,

That's good.
Foofie
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:09 pm
The U.S. is still getting over the divisions from the Civil War. Also the divisions from more recent wars. If this was acted upon, it would divide the country, and be bad for the country going forward. The world at large would be affected negatively, due to a global economy. We should all move forward, and not listen to thoughts that could, in the end, to be seen as myopic.
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:09 pm
@McTag,
Oops, we can't forget Blair and his underlings, can we, McTag?
Zippo
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:11 pm
@JTT,
The U.S. Is Required To Bring George W Bush & Donald Rumsfeld Before A Court! U.N. War Crimes



Correct!
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Zippo
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:13 pm
@Foofie,
This would imply a "free pass" to future war Presidents/criminals .... and a never ending circle of violence
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:53 pm
@Foofie,
Quote:
he U.S. is still getting over the divisions from the Civil War. Also the divisions from more recent wars. If this was acted upon, it would divide the country, and be bad for the country going forward. The world at large would be affected negatively, due to a global economy. We should all move forward, and not listen to thoughts that could, in the end, to be seen as myopic.


The rule of law, Foofie, the rule of law, one of those defining principles of conservatism.
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 02:19 pm
@JTT,

I believe Blair should answer to a court of law. I believe he deliberately misled us. I've always said that.
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 02:22 pm
@McTag,
I knew that, McTag. For a man as eminently fair as you, that could never be doubted. I only wanted the list to be as complete as possible.

Miklos7
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 03:14 pm
@JTT,
There are a number of lawbreakers--Rumsfield among them--whom I would really love to see in the dock, but I fear it's not likely to happen, for reasons of lack of spine in the U.S. legal authorities. Should one of these folks go abroad, however, he could be arrested. I doubt that Rummie has any foreign trips planned.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 03:23 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Oops, we can't forget Blair and his underlings, can we, McTag?


Anyone seen "Blair on Trial"?

Fairly recent drama from the Brits. Quite trenchant satire.

Bushco, of course, get off because the US hasn't signed on to the ICC
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 04:06 pm
@dlowan,
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. . . the US hasn't signed on to the ICC


And likely never will . . .
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 04:21 pm
@Setanta,
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And likely never will . . .


It would be hard for the USA to do that and maintain its current status as the biggest hypocrite nation in the world.

I doubt very much that the Germans and the Japanese had signed on to the ICC and yet, ...

Will John Howard be indicted soon, Dlowan?
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Foofie
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 06:31 pm
@Zippo,
Zippo wrote:

This would imply a "free pass" to future war Presidents/criminals .... and a never ending circle of violence


What violence? The U.S. was getting Sadam Hussein out of his office a little late; some think the elder Bush should have done it with Desert Storm.

What is a circle of violence? Does this refer to killing the Kaiser's soldiers, Nazis, North Koreans, Vietcong, Republican Guard and Taliban?
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Foofie
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 06:35 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Quote:
he U.S. is still getting over the divisions from the Civil War. Also the divisions from more recent wars. If this was acted upon, it would divide the country, and be bad for the country going forward. The world at large would be affected negatively, due to a global economy. We should all move forward, and not listen to thoughts that could, in the end, to be seen as myopic.


The rule of law, Foofie, the rule of law, one of those defining principles of conservatism.


I would not learn from you. I believe you do not meet my prerequisites to allow me to believe your lessons are given in the spirit of conservative patriotism.

On that note, you should address another with your intellectual offerings.
Foofie
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 06:36 pm
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


I believe Blair should answer to a court of law. I believe he deliberately misled us. I've always said that.


You mean because he became a Catholic? Elizabeth I is rolling in her grave.
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 07:01 pm
@Foofie,
What's clear is that you've never learned anything, Foofie. You've just memorized propaganda. The difference is immense.
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2009 07:03 pm
@Miklos7,
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... for reasons of lack of spine in the U.S. legal authorities.


That same lack of spine is evident in the citizenry, Miklos. You're one of the brave few.
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