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12:05 AM on 08/19/2009
prefer to see perps walk

wonder if extradition proceedings are necessary for UN signatories in order to face justice in hague

when the hague issues arrest warrants, UN signatories are obligated to hand accused over in the name of justice

see Nuremberg Trials and International Military Tribunal for the Far East as precedents

the united states of america is a nation founded on progressive principals
12:15 AM on 08/19/2009
to me

the united states of america is the authority of war crimes after 1939

the united states must address war crimes before 1939
12:21 AM on 08/19/2009
pivotal point in america's authority of war crimes is 1941

the united states needs to recognize all war crimes perpetrated before 1941 and tell american zionists, israel, taliban, sudan, congo, and the GOP they are culpable for war crimes
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Blackorpheus
the decisive blows are always struck left-handed
12:03 AM on 08/19/2009
Justifying torture without trial is not just unlawful; it is--or should be--an indictable offense. That was what John Yoo, Professor of Law at Berkeley, did. And it is good to see at least a portion of Berkeley students and faculty, asleep for so long, take a stand.
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Blackorpheus
the decisive blows are always struck left-handed
11:57 PM on 08/18/2009
Justifying torture without trial as lawful is what John Yoo did, and that is--or should be--an indictable offense. Yoo, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, should himself be tried. It's been a long time, and it is good to see at least a portion of Berkeley students and faculty taking a stand.
11:40 PM on 08/18/2009
Guess I won't hold my breath waiting for San Fran Nan to come out and call the woman in the picture "un-American" for her disruptive behavior. The hypocrisy is staggering.
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Amondale
02:45 AM on 08/19/2009
Still looking past the actual quote and intent?

That's really sad.
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plaidsportcoat
11:28 PM on 08/18/2009
"I don't think it's the university's place to fire him for political opinions," he said.
They would be firing him for his ACTIONS, dude, not his opinions.
That's the whole point.
And this kid is going to be a lawyer? I'm glad I have his name, so I don't use him. He has no logic.
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LiberalLee
Yes I am a witch. Deal with it.
11:15 PM on 08/18/2009
Oh Cripes! Even the Bush administration credits John Yoo with the advent of the torture memos. Students will always protest what they find to be abhorent behavior. It's d@mn near a tradition!
But in the long run, their protests are remembered and things change to fit their perception of Right versus Wrong. After all, they are the next generation, and if the older one doesn't like it, they will eventually either be shoved aside or bow out gracefully, mumbling under bresah the whole way.
History shows us this.
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11:07 PM on 08/18/2009
FirstBiteBooks:
"Many marginalized, oppressed, colonized, etc. groups had to learn from the same master who created and legalized that same conditions. Eventually, they developed their own tools, knowledge, theories, etc. to fight that master and create new realities. Learning from the enemy is not that bad."

Mason:
"Amazing nonsense!"

FirstBiteBooks:
What do you mean? Universities have been and are symbols of equality and justice? For centuries they haven’t excluded people of color, women, Jews, poor, etc. groups of people? What did/do these people do? Stopped learning because they were taught by the same people who excluded them? LOL!
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offred
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11:05 PM on 08/18/2009
When I put my cursor over the photo that accompanies this on the front page, it says, "Italy student protests." Must be a file photo, I guess.
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11:12 PM on 08/18/2009
Mine says "us-interrogation-memos."
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Poorsarah
10:29 PM on 08/18/2009
Duly noted; "suspected terrorists" does not mean that they were proven to be terrorists. In addition, water board torture is illegal under international law...we, the USA, signed the Geneva Pact with other countries...strange how this law suddenly didn't apply? GW and the gang completely disregarded our 4th amendment rights...and the GOPers are griping about their freedoms being taken away? Which, of course, is a complete fearmongering fabrication from the right fringe.
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10:28 PM on 08/18/2009
Who's on First, What's on Second, I Don't Know? Third Base. Yoo? jail.
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10:27 PM on 08/18/2009
Yoo cannot be serious.
12:06 AM on 08/19/2009
you rang?
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10:13 PM on 08/18/2009
My goodness....protesting....how "unamerican".
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impatient
09:42 PM on 08/18/2009
I was stunned when Berkeley HIRED the guy. I mean this is BERKELEY for god's sake.

I'd have been less surprised to see him show up at the latest woodstock.
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11:16 PM on 08/18/2009
Looks like he is a good teacher....
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LiberalLee
Yes I am a witch. Deal with it.
11:21 PM on 08/18/2009
Of what? The Spanish Inquisition revisited?
Gag.
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plaidsportcoat
11:32 PM on 08/18/2009
how can he be a good teacher? a teacher is a role model. his role was to justify torture and get around the US Constitution. Is that what you want taught here? Let him go teach in Iran or something
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Cybesq
09:41 PM on 08/18/2009
Yoo wrote: "There are ways that the legal system could develop effective approaches toward coercive interrogation. A president could decline to prosecute an officer whom he believed properly acted in self-defense or in an emergency, or out of necessity. A President could pardon those involved. Even if a prosecution occurs, a jury must find that that the defense is not met, and convict the agents and his superiors of violating the law. It would require the only juror to agree that it was reasonable for the defendants to believe the coercive interrogation would yield information that would save lives, and that it would be necessary under the circumstances, to prevent the conviction."

In other words, Yoo has no respect for the law. Here he basically admits and recommends using Presidential pardons as an activist measure to avoid following valid law against TORTURE.

The President can be a dictator with the ultimate authority on all matters in direct disregard for the checks and balances of the Constitution. No lawyer articulating this position should keep his license.
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JRsNana
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09:36 PM on 08/18/2009
Jail. That's where he should have tenure.