Tortured Justice: To Investigate, Prosecute and Punish -- or, Not

Avahome pointed out this video, which apparently was posted in a comment over on Huffington Post:

In a nutshell, John Dean says: "If the US passes on their moral obligation to investigate this, other countries will step in." Therefore, it will behoove the Obama Administration to address the issue and not drop it.

And remember boys and girls, "pardons" would only prevent prosecution in the US, according to US law. A pardon doesn't mean diddly on the world stage.

UPDATE: From the comments, our intrepid contributor jimstaro points out that he included links to the relevant laws in his recent post "The War Behind Me" -- here they are:

Thanks, Jim!

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In my post 'The War Behind Me:' down the line with this:

CHAPTER 113C—TORTURE 18 USC - 2340A

War crimes 18 USC - 2441

Genocide 18 USC - 1091

You can visit those through the links I have with it, hell add them to this one so others can see what Dean is talking about.

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

A pardon doesn't mean diddly on the world stage.

Actually, they do mean something on the world stage. According to Scott Horton, in Justice after Bush, pardons are percieved in international law as knowledge of guilt. They're a bad thing, really, and there's the theory that Cheney is doing his little tour to say, essentially, he didn't do anything to be pardoned for.

We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking.—Jacques-Yves Cousteau

any actual protection against prosecution on the world stage, a pardon isn't a pardon -- the World doesn't care, beyond the fact that it'd make Cheney look a whole lot guiltier.

Mmm...actually, it'd probably just make him the same as he does now -- I can't imagine looking any guiltier; just a lot less smug would be nice.

I'll settle for the Hague. I'd prefer Alcatraz.

We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking.—Jacques-Yves Cousteau

they'll keep a small private wing open at Gitmo, just for these clowns.

any actual protection against prosecution on the world stage, a pardon isn't a pardon -- the World doesn't care, beyond the fact that it'd make Cheney look a whole lot guiltier.

Mmm...actually, it'd probably just make him the same as he does now -- I can't imagine looking any guiltier; just a lot less smug would be nice.