Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Legal Advice for President Bush

"If he travels abroad, other countries can—and should—nab him and try him for the crime of torture," says Matthew Rothschild — Bush Can’t Travel Abroad Without Risking Arrest. More:
    “Under international law, anyone involved in torture must be brought to justice, and that does not exclude former President George W. Bush,” said Claudio Cordone, senior director of Amnesty International.

    “If his admission is substantiated, the USA has the obligation to prosecute him,” Cordone said, adding ominously: “In the absence of a U.S. investigation, other states must step in and carry out such an investigation themselves.”
Torture is the least of Mr. Bush's legal troubles. "Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression" is among the "crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law" in Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950.

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