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Quick! Call the Mounties!

But we won’t.

Complicity in torture and violating international law is the business of other countries, certainly not the U.S.

“Human Rights Watch is urging the Canadian government to “be prepared” to bring criminal charges against former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney when he visits Vancouver on his book tour next week.

The New York-based rights group said Saturday that Canadian law provides for jurisdiction over an individual for torture and other crimes, even for offences committed outside of Canada.

Canada ratified the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture in 1987 and incorporated its provisions into the Canadian criminal code.”

We will of course selectively administer our justice and ethical considerations, because friends that torture are often just misunderstood.

“The right group says it has documented the role of senior officials in the administration of George W. Bush, including Cheney, in authorizing torture of detainees, including waterboarding — a form of simulated drowning involving water being poured into the mouth of a subdued person.

“The U.S. has utterly failed to meet its legal obligation to investigate torture by the Bush administration, but that shouldn’t let other countries off the hook,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, in the release.”

Could you imagine if we did actually arrest Cheney?

And then *poof* we’d all be dead since the US would nuke us.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

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