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The Bush 6 to be indicted in Spain 4/14

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  1. Holy Diver

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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 Raw Story Report: Bush officials to be indicted for sanctioning torture

    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?
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    GOOD question! DemNow cites The Beast and also says this:
    Democracy Now! | Headlines for April 14, 2009
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    IOW a pro terrorist nutjob, figures.
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    good, lock them up and throw away the key.
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    I must of missed it when some turd country like Spain has jurisdiction over a US military base. Fukc Off, Spain!
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    Torture:
    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.

    F--k Spain
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    At least they've learned from their mistakes.

    This is a fascinating move, and ethically it's the right thing to do. The Bush administration institutionalized widespread torture and lied about it.

    It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    dude..........your intense hatred make me glad to be your friend
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    Sorry if international law is an issue for you, apparently the U.S. had jurisdiction over Iraq and Bosnia...
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    the basque separatists would disagree........

    if we were talking ethics, we would have to execute 95% of the politicians in the world
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    Can we still eat spanish rice, or are we going to rename it freedom rice?????
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    :rofl: that's awesome!
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    rice is a gaddamned commie food that only people in sandals should eat
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    would that be such a bad thing?
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    what's the knock on sandals? You got a problem with Jesus now?
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    I'm not sure about whether Spain has tortured Basque separatists or not. Even if they did, it does not mean that they could not possibly be right in this matter.
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    nope........

    as long as you implement it bi-laterally until we get a government that starts combining the best parts of capitalism with the best parts of 'socialism' (by this I mean taking care of every person as well as creating an environment that cultivates corporate ingenuity that maximizes financial benefit)
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    sandals were the only footwear back then........today, Im sure jesus would wear a pair of knee high converse chuck taylors


    anyone who wears teva's with socks outside in the wintertime (or crocs with socks) should be sent to gitmo
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    every government tortures people.....whether at the national or municipal level

    this is merely a political statement that was known from the moment it was given that it would not bear any fruit..........unless, that is, obama in his infinite urge to please people who hate the US hands 'em over along with a personal happy ending for zapatero

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