Monday, January 12, 2009
A legal precedent on chief executives and tortureScott Horton in Bush’s Torture Confession 01/12/08 at his Harper's blog No Comment points to an important legal precedent in Anglo-Saxon law for when a chief executive of the government directs or knowingly allows prisoners to be tortured.
Horton isn't advocating that the penalty be the same. But he does advocate that it be treated as a criminal matter.
King Charles I of England
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