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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:02 PM
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Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) making sense on torture prosecutions
 
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Levin" I got to tell you what I deeply object to, the only people that have borne the brunt for these actions particularly Abu Graib are some low ranked people in the Military.
I object strongly when the president of the United States say's that a few of American troops dishonored us at Abu Graib, when it was the policy and the practices specifically approved
by Sec. Rumsfeld after going to the National Security Counsel which went to Abu Graib and authorized the use of these dogs and the use of nudity and the use of stress positions. To lay that off on a few bad apples, as Judge Gonzales did for the Bush administration, For the president of the United States to say that a few American troops dishonored us at Abu Graib, no what dishonored us was policies and practices that were authorized that went to Abu Graib and there ought to be accountability about how that is done should be done by an independent person, not by elected politicians such as me or anybody else.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:21 PM
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1. His constituants can be proud of Sen Levin....he is the MAN
Fuck Kit Bond....
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:14 PM
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2. K & R Sen Levin. n/t
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:04 PM
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3. Kick and Rec and THANK YOU for editing out Sen. Christopher "Shit" Bond (R-MO) !!!
His very existence does all of humanity a grave dis-service.
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Krashkopf Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:32 PM
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4. Spot On.
It is absolutely shameful the way Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld, et al, scapegoated lower enlisted people like Lindy England and Charles Garner.

If Obama is going to give immunity to CIA torturers who "were just following orders" it is ONLY FAIR that he pardon England and Garner, too.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:47 PM
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5. A favorite -- and he's correct -- !!!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:05 PM
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6. Nailed it!
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FedUp_Queer Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:40 AM
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8. AMEN
DEAD ON. Wallace and his Fox News Toadys just don't get that this was not about "policy decisions." This is about CRIMES. Levin hits the nail dead on that LEGAL INQUIRY is the manner to determine what to do...not "truth commissions" or any other BS. LEGAL INQUIRY. The way we do that is special prosecutors or grand juries.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:56 PM
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7. "Okay Okay..." Wallace didn't get the answer he expected from his hypothetical
That was excellent

rec'd
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:41 AM
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10. His hypothetical was absurd for this reason: The repubs won't be in the White House any time soon.
They can forget about being in the White House. Ain't gonna happen.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:00 AM
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9. It's been a while since we've seen Levin get that passionate
He's usually a rather gray old man.
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