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angelatc
04-18-2009, 09:23 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8006597.stm


The UN special rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, says the US is bound under the UN Convention against Torture to prosecute those who engage in it.

Oh noes - he'll get a sternly worded letter now! More at the link...

Didn't Obama take an oath to uphold the constitution, which requires the US to comply with treaties that it enters into? The United Nations Convention Against Torture specifically states: "An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture."

devil21
04-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Im wondering how the President can decline to prosecute a crime. The DoJ may be under the Executive but they are supposed to work independently from the Oval Office. Criminal prosecution (or lack thereof) should not be politically motivated. The DoJ should tell Obama to stick it and do their jobs!

lynnf
04-19-2009, 06:17 PM
Im wondering how the President can decline to prosecute a crime. The DoJ may be under the Executive but they are supposed to work independently from the Oval Office. Criminal prosecution (or lack thereof) should not be politically motivated. The DoJ should tell Obama to stick it and do their jobs!

that's the way it's supposed to work, but the Dem's and Repub's have been breaking all the rules, just like the good little Bilderbergers/CFR'ers they are. isn't that why we're in the fix that we're in?

no one is doing their job, which is why we have a Bogus POTUS Obama, why we have a "Patriot act", why no one took it in the tookus for 9/11, and why we have Bailout I and II and TARP and the "Stimulus" payoff to Obama allies, and for that matter why we had the crash in the first place -- regulation was tossed out the window.

the Seals did their job with the Pirates and Obama even tried to screw that up by tying their hands with rules of engagement and delaying the Seals deployment for 36 hours. when the Cpt. escaped and swam, they couldn't even fire to scare the Pirates away and then collect him -- rules of engagement (according to the account that I read).


lynn

angelatc
04-19-2009, 06:22 PM
Im wondering how the President can decline to prosecute a crime. The DoJ may be under the Executive but they are supposed to work independently from the Oval Office. Criminal prosecution (or lack thereof) should not be politically motivated. The DoJ should tell Obama to stick it and do their jobs!

LOL! That's a good point. The issue is complicated by the fact that most of these DOJ employees are the same people who wrote opinions saying it wasn't illegal.