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Bowie
21-01-08, 10:01
If his bill passes through the U.S. Senate as it has the House, Bush will be legally retroactively exempt from any attempts to hold him (and/or his entire administration, including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld) accountable for any war crimes committed since September 11, 2001.

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Geck-o-Lizard
21-01-08, 10:07
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At least now he admits he was wrong!

This can't be put through, can it?

McGloomy
21-01-08, 10:10
People should take responsibility for their actions, whether it's George W. Bush or someone else.

Angelus
21-01-08, 10:14
So who is going to take the responsibility?

Cochrane
21-01-08, 10:32
I sure hope that this bill violates the constitution in one way or another so it'll get repealed, but I have a feeling it won't. How high are chances that Senate does not pass it?

myrmaad
21-01-08, 10:33
Too late, passed in October '06, this is old news.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Commissions_Act_of_2006

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/09/travesty.html

http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/news/2006/09/sec-060928-voa03.htm

Cochrane
21-01-08, 10:48
Ah, OK. I thought it was a new law, different from the Military Commisions Act.

Well, I still hope it gets declared unconstitutional and repealed. If someone is not a legal combatant, then he's a suspected criminal. There is no gray area in there and there is no need for a new category with less rights than either POW or criminal.

Drone
21-01-08, 13:33
it won't change anything

SamReeves
21-01-08, 16:11
Huh? The house is controlled by Democrats. This is the usual CNN hate of Bush by taking it out of context.

Mona Sax
21-01-08, 16:16
Well, it says a lot about Mr. Bush, but it really doesn't make much of a difference. Nobody in the political system would file or support a lawsuit against a former president (unless he turned out to be a second Hitler), and Bush can't exempt anybody from international law.