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Scott Horton from The Daily Beast reports that Spanish prosecutors will seek criminal charges against Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for the sanctioning of torture at Guantánamo Bay, with the public announcement expected on Tuesday in Madrid:
The six defendants—in addition to Gonzales, Federal Appeals Court Judge and former Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, University of California law professor and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, former Defense Department general counsel and current Chevron lawyer William J. Haynes II, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff David Addington, and former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith—are accused of having given the green light to the torture and mistreatment of prisoners held in U.S. detention in “the war on terror.” The case arises in the context of a pending proceeding before the court involving terrorism charges against five Spaniards formerly held at Guantánamo. A group of human-rights lawyers originally filed a criminal complaint asking the court to look at the possibility of charges against the six American lawyers. Baltasar Garzón Real, the investigating judge, accepted the complaint and referred it to Spanish prosecutors for a view as to whether they would accept the case and press it forward. “The evidence provided was more than sufficient to justify a more comprehensive investigation,” one of the lawyers associated with the prosecution stated.
Question for the board:
If this all starts rolling, do we investigate...or let the Spanish courts take over our system?
Last edited by Holy Diver; 04-14-2009 at 02:02 PM..
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GOOD question! DemNow cites The Beast and also says this:
Scott Horton also reports Spanish prosecutors will ask that Judge Baltasar Garzón step aside, because he presided over efforts to bring terrorism charges against the five Spaniards previously held at Guantánamo. Garzon is the Spanish judge who ordered the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998.
"Some guys play in all-star games, some guys don't. I don't know who picks all those all-star teams. In all honesty, I don't know who picks the combine, for that matter," Belichick said. "How does (Miami-Ohio offensive lineman Brandon) Brooks not get invited to the combine? How did Vollmer not get invited to the combine? I don't know. We can't really worry about that. We just have to try to evaluate them the best we can."
The dirty Spanish Bastards still put a poor old Bull in a ring and then some heartles pig keeps sticking swords him until he collapses then all the Smelly Spaniards give him a standing ovation.
When I see one of these Spanish bastards Gored by a bull on the news I stand up in my chair and cheer, I love it when they get gored in the groin.
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In The Absence Of Law And Order Society Will Surely Destroy Itself