Posted 6 months ago on Aug. 6, 2014, 8:25 a.m. EST by JackPot
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There is a body of U.S. and international law that Barack Obama refused to faithfully execute as president of the United States. Under our laws, torture isn't just a crime; the United States is legally obligated to prosecute its perpetrators. And despite the confessions of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, that is precisely what President Obama refused to do.
The US has a legal duty to prosecute those responsible for torture and abuse, or extradite them to countries where they will be prosecuted. When we ratified the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention), we promised to prosecute or extradite those who commit, or are complicit in the commission, of torture. The Geneva Conventions also mandate that we prosecute or extradite those who commit, or are complicit in the commission of, torture.
How can the United States continue to lead the free world now?