UN Can’t Wait to Prosecute Bush Officials
By opening the door to prosecutions of CIA officials, President Obama is relinquishing US sovereignty in favor of international law, and the United Nations is salivating at the prospect of prosecuting American citizens: UN torture envoy: US must prosecute Bush lawyers.
VIENNA – The U.S. is obligated by a United Nations convention to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who allegedly drafted policies that approved the use of harsh interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects, the U.N.’s top anti-torture envoy said Friday.
And this, of course, is the same United Nations who invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to give a hateful antisemitic speech at the Durban II “anti-racism” conference.
UPDATE at 4/24/09 10:27:08 am:
Meanwhile, Obama (as usual) is trying to have it both ways: Obama Resisting Push for Interrogation Panel.
WASHINGTON — The White House and the Democratic leadership in the Senate signaled on Thursday that they would block for now any effort to establish an independent commission to investigate the Bush administration’s approval of harsh interrogation techniques.