Bush Administration Protects Self From Prosecution

The Washington Post reports that the Bush Administration is making changes to the War Crimes Act which sounds like they are printing up their own “Get Out Of Jail Free” cards:

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.

I wonder if they will find ways to decriminalize even more of their activities.

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  1. 1
    kj says:

    Now, how many YEARS will it take for this to be serious, front page all day every day news. Unbelievable.

  2. 2
    Faction 3 says:

    The new world order is taking over the world! Vote for Ron Paul in the 2008 election or the bill of rights will be overturned by hillary! She will
    destroy the right to bear arms, and theyre already talking about banning free speech with this new fairness docterine! Wake up people america is
    under attck by paid off politicans that think we dont know what theyre doing!

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