Because freedom can't protect itself
Just a few things:
It would be nice to ask the president to re-sign the Rome Statute, and to begin compiling recommendations on ratification to be sent to Congress. Another look should be given to the two additional protocols (1977) to the Geneva Conventions, now that Douglas Feith will no longer be a credible source of input. The complaints of the Committee Against Torture with respect to our domestic prisons need to be addressed -- especially with respect to prisoner abuse and supermax confinement.
The inmates at Guantanamo, Bagram and elsewhere who allege torture should be given full Istanbul Protocol exams. In those cases which justify it, complaints of torture or cruel,inhuman or degrading treatment should be lodged against all relevant government and military authorities. All detention, be it of "combatants" or civilians, should be brought into compliance with the international standards forbidding close confinement for more than thirty days, and requiring that all prisoners get at least 2 hours of sunlight per day.
I don't know how one would word this, but there is a vast network of prisons in Afghanistan that are in some legal limbo as to whether the prisoners are under direct U.S. control (their detention is controlled by the U.S. but the prisons are run by Afghans). Those prisoners all must be registered with the Red Cross, and the conditions of their detention need to be made humane.
the aclu should be sued for even using the word American. the aclu is more interested in fighting for rights of ILLEGAL Immigrants than fighting for americans you people are a disgrace,and should all be hung for treason!!! fuck you all!
Try reading the Constitution you stupid-ass redneck!
Hello. This is for the first Anonymous.
I want you to know that the ACLU would be first in line to defend your civil rights, should the need ever arise.
There is nothing un-American about that.
As for the other tow, resorting to name calling is stupid. It accomplishes nothing.
I am a Constitution voter. I uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. I believe in the freedom that i have in the U.S. I served my country in Vietnam, and am a 6 year vet. I am proud for what I did. I would do it again if need be. When you run down my country, then you're walking on the fighten side of me. I will always fight and defence the Constitution of the United States.
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