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9 thoughts on “Barack Obama to torturers- ‘You will not be prosecuted’

  1. Those CIA interrogators helped keep America safe from any terrorist attacks subsequent to 9/11 and are heroes, not villains. They should be honored for protecting US citizens, not prosecuted. Fortunately, Mr. Obama agrees.

  2. Amnesty International executive director Larry Cox:

    “No civilized definition of ‘reasonable’ behavior can ever encompass acts of torture. Torture has long been recognized to be a violation of both national and international law, and no single legal opinion, no matter from what source, can change that.”

  3. Do you know the sort of “torture” that was revealed? One individual had a fear of insects and his interrogators put a box near him containing a caterpillar. Do you think he’ll ever recover from that “trauma”? I want the police to protect my home, not the ACLA, and, I want the government to protect my life and that of my family, not Amnesty Int’l.

  4. From your other remarks it is not surprising that you condone the use of torture. Your sheer presence on this blog is distasteful, ‘Dan’. Feel free to just get lost.

    ‘Those CIA interrogators helped keep America safe from any terrorist attacks subsequent to 9/11 and are heroes, not villains. They should be honored for protecting US citizens, not prosecuted. Fortunately, Mr. Obama agrees.’

    I rather think that the use of torture by the US, Israel, and the US allied governments in the Arab world is what got us 9/11 to begin with. But our genius from the Israeli military spam network seems to have not thought of that? You’re rather a dull one, ‘Dan’.

  5. the Nazi’s also said: just following orders. If we don’t , and apparently we won’t, prosecute torturers, it is no wonder the civilized world hates us and fears us.

  6. “I rather think that the use of torture by the US, Israel, and the US allied governments in the Arab world is what got us 9/11 to begin with. But our genius from the Israeli military spam network seems to have not thought of that? You’re rather a dull one, ‘Dan’.”

    I take the time to study radical Islam and neither 9/11 nor the existance of Al Qaeda can be simplistically and naively attributed to interrogating techniques of those very terrorists. The driving force of Al Qaeda is ideaological, the establishment, or, more accurately, reestablishment of an Islamic caliphate. The literal interpretation of the Qur’an forms the foundation of Al Qaeda and neither America nor Israel are mentioned in the Qur’an. Al Qaeda’s motives are the killing of “non-believers” in their philosophy. According such terrorists civill rights would cause our founding fathers to weep.

  7. everybody- don’t let this computer program get you off track. the topic is obama’s refusal to prosecute war criminals

  8. What happened after the Watergate scandal and the release of the FBI documents that revealed criminal behavior on the part of government officials who were acting as our nation’s political police? They were given presidential pardons with the same *reasoning* that it is all water under the bridge so its time to let go move on. It’s the same old, same old.

  9. VIENNA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s decision not to prosecute CIA interrogators who used waterboarding on terrorism suspects amounts to a breach of international law, the U.N. rapporteur on torture said…

    Obama reprieve for CIA illegal: U.N. rapporteur

    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE53H1Y020090418

    Now I’m sure that Obama doesn’t want to ‘breach’ international law, does he?

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