Saturday, April 18, 2009

Count One

UN torture investigator: Obama has broken International law from

Bear in mind, this is not the opinion of some nobody like myself. The following is the opinion of the United Nation's lead investigator into torture. Therefore, the following can be taken as the comments of an expert.

“Like all other contracting states to the UN convention against torture, the US has committed to conduct criminal investigations of torture and to bring all persons to court against whom there is sound evidence,” Manfred Nowak, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on torture, told Austrian weekly paper Der Standard.

“They are party to the convention and the convention is very, very clear,” Nowak told the paper. “The fact that you carried out an order doesn’t relieve you of your responsibility.”

“In a brief telephone interview with The Associated Press, Manfred Nowak [...] said the United States had committed itself under the U.N. Convention against Torture to make torture a crime and to prosecute those suspected of engaging in it,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

So, we now have an expert in a field stating openly that Barrack Obama is in violation of international law. That does not mean he's guilty. But it does mean that in a society that respected laws and the constitution that impeachment hearings into this case should be begun. When you have an international expert stating that the leader of your country is in violation of international law, a lawful society would take steps to correct the problem.

1 comment:

KDelphi said...

I hope that Obama loyalists are not under the mistaken impression that this will just "go away"--oh, no. The entire world will never forget, and, they shouldnt.

If we had any moral authority left, we have completely lost it now. The uS should slink off with its tail between its legs. NEVER again do I want to hear about he "moral superiority" of the Democrats!!

What amazes me is all the people who should know better, insisting that we "cannot" and "should not" do ANYTHING about this,because, "Obama wil be shot" (?? curious excuse??--I thought people were already dying due to his orders!) or, the world would "know everything" (and they dont now??) and worst of all "we have bigger fish to fry".

NO! NO we do NOT! This is not something that goes way! It is like continuing to do drugs or beat your wife--the scars do not heal!

Shame. I am so angry I dont know what to say. Check out Truth Dogs, Samson--it is simply hard to believe...these people know better dont they? I thought that these people were "PHDS" and Ivy League!
They do not want to know! I have never had a class in law in my ife, but i know better than this!

I knew better than this in kindergarten! Thanks for letting me rant...