[The Watada prosecution (and others along similar lines) are clear evidence of the efforts of our Defense Department to shut up whistle blowers: http://www.thankyoult.org/ Hopefully more will speak out and be supported by the rest of us. I happened to be trained in philosophy of law and have served variously with human rights and civil liberties groups. We have all been appalled by the outrageous violations of our Constitution and the basic conventions guiding international legal standards by the Bush bandits.
Impeachment is the minimal punishment called for here with criminal prosecutions of the perpetrators fully in order. No wonder they have avoided like the plague the scrutiny of the International Criminal Court: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court Ed Kent]
Heather Cerveny, a Marine Corps sergeant, who spent a week at the Cuban base last September working as a legal aide to Lieutenant Colonel Colby Vokey, said she was “shocked” to hear several guards from different parts of the base openly speak of mistreating prisoners. The US Southern Command investigated the claims and concluded “insufficient evidence exists to substantiate the paralegal’s allegations.” But Lieutenant Colonel Vokey, Sgt. Cerveny’s superior officer, called the investigation incomplete and “outrageous.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
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