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National Lawyers Guild Calls for
Prosecution of President Bush for Role in Torture
National  Lawyers Guild 18 June 2004
www.globalresearch.ca 20  June 2004
The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/NLG406A.html
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2003 State of the Union Address Contained Implicit Admission
The National Lawyers Guild calls for the prosecution of President George W. Bush with a "command responsibility" theory of liability under the War Crimes Act. Bush can be prosecuted under the War Crimes Act or the Torture Statute, if he knew or should have known about the U.S. military's use of torture and failed to stop or prevent it. A comment in the President's January 2003 State of the Union Address contained an implicit admission by Bush that he had sanctioned the summary execution of many when he said: "All told, more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries, and many others have met a different fate." "Let's put it this way," he continued, "they are no longer a problem for the United States and our friends and allies."
by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:27:10 AM EST
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