War Criminal Alberto Gonzales Lies to WeAreChange About Torture Memo

Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gets confronted by Luke Rudkowdski of WeAreChange and Abby Martin of Media Roots about torture.

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Jan 22, 2002 – Department of Justice memo to White House and Defense Department Counsels regarding the application of the War Crimes Act and the Geneva Conventions
The 37-page memo, written by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, is addressed to White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and General Counsel at the Pentagon William J. Haynes II. The memo states that President Bush is not bound by international obligations to Afghanistan because it is a “failed state,” and that therefore the War Crimes Act of 1984 and the Geneva Convention do not apply to prisoners from the Afghanistan conflict.
[The memo was released on June 22, 2004. Obtained from The Washington Post website at www.washingtonpost.com.]http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB127/

92 percent of the men ever held in Guantánamo are not “Al-Qaeda fighters,” by the U.S. government’s own records.
http://ccrjustice.org/learn-more/faqs/guantanamo-numbers-what-you-should-know…

  • ivoman7

    Here’s a White House Counsel’s responsibility:

    The Office of Counsel to the President was created in 1943, and is responsible for advising on all legal aspects of policy questions, legal issues arising in connection with the President’s decision to sign or veto legislation, ethical questions, financial disclosures, and conflicts of interest during employment and post employment.

    => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Counsel

    Here is there for legal advice and is not his personal attorney in case of impeachment or other cases.

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