from raw replay: If President Barack Obama refuses to prosecute members of the Bush administration for war crimes, the United Nations might be able to according to the UN convention on torture which the United States signed. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Jan. 21, 2009.
schumer signals support for prosecution of bush officials
from raw replay: Sen. Charles Schumer told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he could support limited prosecution for Bush officials that participated in torture or broke other laws... This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 25, 2009.
un official: clear evidence rumsfeld ‘ordered torture’
from raw replay: United Nations “Special Rapporteur on Torture” Manfred Nowak told CNN’s Rick Sanchez that the U.S. had an “obligation” to investigate whether Bush administration officials ordered torture. Nowak believes that there is already enough evidence to prosecute Donald Rumsfeld. “We have clear evidence. In our report that we sent to the United Nations, we made it clear that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld clearly authorized torture methods and he was told at that time by Alberto Mora, the legal council of the Navy, ‘Mr. Secretary, what you are actual ordering here amounts to torture.’ So, there we have the clear evidence that Mr. Rumsfeld knew what he was doing but, nevertheless, he ordered torture.” This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Jan. 26, 2009.
in america, speaking the truth is a career-ending event
from paul craig roberts: “The evidence is sitting on the table. There is no avoiding the fact that this was torture.” These are the words of Manfred Nowak, the UN official appointed by the Commission on Human Rights to examine cases of torture. Nowak has concluded that President Obama is legally obligated to prosecute former President George W. Bush and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. If President Obama’s bankster economic team finishes off what remains of the US economy, Obama, to deflect the public’s attention from his own failures and Americans’ growing hardships, might fulfill his responsibility to prosecute Bush and Rumsfeld. But for now the interesting question is why did the US military succumb to illegal orders?