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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:52 PM
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Reagan on Torture Prosecution
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7098

Reagan on torture prosecution, via Andrew Sullivan, from the days before George W. Bush decided how to use signing statements for evil, rather than good...
From his signing statement ratifying the UN Convention on Torture from 1984:

"The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiation of the Convention . It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today.

The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called 'universal jurisdiction.' Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to extradite them to other countries for prosecution."

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:55 PM
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1. Who would know more about torture than Ronald Raygun. n/t
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:06 PM
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2. Uh oh. This is going to make Sean Hannity's head explode.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 10:51 AM
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3. I hope they sell tickets for that. LOL
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