Monday, May 11, 2009

For the Record: Nuremberg standards don't apply to US

Torture Memos Will Not Result in Prosecutions

George W. Bush Justice Department torture facilitators John Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and Steven G. Bradbury will not face prosecution or jail time for permitting torture by the CIA. Mr. Yoo is now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley and Mr. Bybee is  a federal appeals court judge in Nevada. The trio wrote secret memorandums authorizing brutal torture of suspects.

See New York Times, front page of the print edition, May 6, 2009, from which the headline above is taken. (The online version of the article by David Johnston and Scott Shane has eliminated the headline "Torture Memos Will Not Result in Prosecutions," and substituted for it a more cosmetic headline, "Interrogation Memos: Inquiry Suggests No Charges". You will have to have a hard copy of the print edition to note the disparity and once hard copies are eliminated in a paperless future world, no one will be able to document the cheat).

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