I was thrilled to see that Spain and the United States have decriminalize War Crimes.
Spain’s attorney general has decided not to prosecute the “Bush Six” for their roles in authorizing the torture of terrorist suspects, and the Obama administration will not bring charges against the CIA employees who engaged in it.
It’s high time, I say. The entire concept of war crimes is archaic and outmoded in a time when the country threatened by an Islamofascist faux terrorism. There is no doubt that the decision not to prosecute the perpetrators will add even more pissed-off Muslims to their ranks, which will justify even further torture. But, it’s a small price to pay for our security.
The Spanish attorney general said, “If one is dealing with a crime of mistreatment of prisoners of war, the complaint should go against those who physically carried it out.”
(So much for the Geneva Conventions.)
As ground breaking as the attorney general’s statement was, it still left the perpetrators dangling in the breeze.
Thankfully, the Obama administration came to their rescue when it decided not to prosecute the CIA officials who did the actual torturing.”
He went on to say, “We have been through a dark and painful chapter in our history. But at a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying the blame for the past.”
It’s a pity Obama wasn’t the lead defense council at the Nuremberg trials.
Attorney General Eric Holder said, “It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.
So, “I was just following orders,” is a legal defense after all.
The only decent thing for America to do, now, is to pressure the German government to grand post-mortem pardons to all the Nazis wrongfully convicted by the Nuremberg tribunal. It appears they were all innocent.
And to think I was worried that Obama would trash all the gains made by the Bush administration.
Moral relativity rocks!