A Question for All Presidential Candidates


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Will you prosecute war criminals?

On May 6 three distinguished law professors gave testimony before the House Judiciary Committee– the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. See for yourselves:

Marjorie Cohn, President, National Lawyers Guild
Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Philippe Sands, Professor Laws, University College, London
Barrister, Matrix Chambers

David Luban, Professor of Law, Legal Ethics
Georgetown University Law Center

So, why didn’t the press cover this? It’s been more than a week! Why, when President Bush casually told ABC more than a month ago that he knew that his highest ranking people were discussing how to torture whom, the BIG STORY the next day became Barack Obama’s comments in San Francisco about bitter people?

I think we all know why. Teh nooz is teh nooz, and they have interests and connections to protect. But candidates, will your administration prosecute war criminals?

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