Thursday, July 15, 2010
CLICK ON THE TITLE TO READ ABOUT THE LATEST ATTEMPT BY OUR JUDICIARY TO DO AWAY WITH JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT...........
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 4:34 PM
I guess we must still wait for the punchline but it seems that Appellate Court Judge Bybee is claiming that when he was head of the Office of Legal Counsel he did not give approval for "certain" torture techniques used . We will have to wait to see what happens next as this opens the door for prosecution (under the theory adoped by our current and former administrations) for those accused of committing these war crimes. To clarify: these actions were always illegal, but both Bush and Obama claimed that they wouldn't go after individuals because they had approval from the executive for these war crimes...now Bybee is saying "NO, there was no approval."
hmmm. The question is whether Bybee is throwing the other torturers under the bus to save himself? Which in turn brings us to the other question....who will throw Bybee under the bus...?
stay tuned.. and click here for the story.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 3:05 PM