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The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.
Officials say the amendments would alter a U.S. law passed in the mid-1990s that criminalized violations of the Geneva Conventions, a set of international treaties governing military conduct in wartime. The conventions generally bar the cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment of wartime prisoners without spelling out what all those terms mean.
The draft U.S. amendments to the War Crimes Act would narrow the scope of potential criminal prosecutions to 10 specific categories of illegal acts against detainees during a war, including torture, murder, rape and hostage-taking.
Note to future presidents: If after having committed a crime, you feel you are about to be caught, its altogether appropriate to change the law to make what you did legal.
Another unprecedented power grab by the executive branch.
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Obviously, I did not mean for the "media" to be impeached.... It was intended for the administration, as you probably well knew.... However, my punctuation mark was not used properly so as to differentiate as to whom I actually meant to be impeached, as you were probably very aware of, but that you were just in another of your "ballbusting" moods. But, that is ok, I still love you.
No no, I was actually confused. I thought you may have meant impeached in the witness sense (when a witness is discredited) but thought that would be a pretty obscure use of the word. If I wanted to bust your balls I'd find something more material.