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Sun Dec 14, 2014, 05:19 PM

Why won't Barack Obama prosecute CIA torturers?

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By Raf Sanchez, Washington
8:45PM GMT 12 Dec 2014

... The release of the report has been explosive. Deep rifts between the CIA and the Democratic Party have erupted into public view. Morale has slumped at the spy agency and Republicans are accusing the White House of leaving America's spooks to swing in the wind.

Imagine how much worse all of that would be if the Obama administration was actually trying to send people to prison. The President would be prosecuting the friends and colleagues of the spies he relies on every day to keep the US safe from terrorism. If the Justice Department went after George W Bush or Dick Cheney or other senior officials it would be seen as using the criminal justice system to persecute political opponents.

Mr Obama and his aides may also fear that if they initiate prosecutions for torture they may one day face charges themselves over America's deeply-divisive campaign of drone strikes ...

Much more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/11291476/Why-wont-Barack-Obama-prosecute-CIA-torturers.html

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 07:36 PM

1. That's easy---ask the actors of Mikado

 



(Pish-Tush
Our great Mikado, virtuous man,
When he to rule our land began,
Resolved to try
A plan whereby
Young men might best be steadied.
So he decreed, in words succinct,
That all who flirted, leered or winked
(Unless connubially linked),
Should forthwith be beheaded,
Beheaded, beheaded,
Should forthwith be beheaded.
And I expect you'll all agree
That he was right to so decree.
And I am right,
And you are right,
And all is right as right can be!

(Chorus
And you are right.
And we are right,
And all is right, is right as right can be!
(Pish-Tush & Chorus
And all is right as right can be,
Right as right can be!

(Pish-Tush
This stem decree, you'll understand,
Caused great dismay throughout the land!
For young and old
And shy and bold
Were equally affected.
The youth who winked a roving eye,
Or breathed a non-connubial sigh,
Was thereupon condemned to die
He usually objected,
Objected, objected,
He usually objected.
And you'll allow, as I expect,
That he was right to so object.
And I am right,
And you are right,
And everything is quite correct!

(Chorus
And you are right,
And we are right,
And everything is quite, is quite correct!
(Pish-Tush & Chorus
And everything is quite correct,
All is quite correct!

(Pish-Tush
And so we straight let out on bail
A convict from the county jail,
Whose head was next
On some pretext
Condemned to be mown off,
And made him Headsman, for we said,
"Who's next to be decapited
Cannot cut off another's head
Until he's cut his own off,
His own off, his own off,
Until he's cut his own off."
And we are right, I think you'll say,
To argue in this kind of way;

And I am right,
And you are right,
And all is right too-loo-ral-lay!

(Chorus
And you are right,
And we are right,
And all is right too-loo-ral, loo-ral-lay!
(Pish-Tush & Chorus
And you are right,
And we are right,
And all is right!

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Response to Demeter (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 11:53 PM

2. Very nicely done -

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 08:19 PM

3. If President Obama and his aides fear that if they initiate prosecutions for torture they

may one day face charges themselves over America's deeply-divisive campaign of drone strikes ... (and they believe that overlooking the crimes of their predecessors will protect them) They have learned nothing from cooperating with the GOP for the last 6 years.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 08:36 PM

4. That's for sure. nt

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