Thursday, January 21, 2010

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From: barry levine 
Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM
Subject: re: Torture’s Loopholes

To the Editor:
     In 1994, the Senate of the United States of America ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Since that day, this has been--in our Constitution's words--"the supreme Law of the Land".  That law necessarily applies also everywhere that we claim jurisdiction, whether on an airbase in Afghanistan, a naval base on Cuba  or a dungeon in an un-named Eastern European country.  Every president who has failed to "see that [this] law is faithfully executed" has done so in violation of his oath of office.
Barry Levine

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