1 more time! Spain Will PROSECUTE Bushies. ¡Viva España!

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Crossposted at Daily Kos

I know our fellow dharma bum Edger already covered this, but I wanted to keep the story alive and enjoy the celebration of the rule of law

From September 8, 2009

    A Spanish judge has decided to go ahead with the prosecution of six Bush administration lawyers – including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales – who were the architects of the legal framework for President George W. Bush “enhanced interrogation” program, according to a report in the Spanish newspaper Publico. (Original article here; Google translation here.)

    The six Bush administration alumni targeted in the prosecution are former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; John Yoo, author of the “torture memos”; Douglas Feith, then a deputy defense secretary; Pentagon lawyer William Haynes II; former assistant attorney general Jay Bybee; and David Addington, a former chief of staff to then-Vice President Dick Cheney.


. . .  Holder’s investigation will be limited to instances where interrogators overstepped the boundaries set out by Bush lawyers for “enhanced interrogation.” By contrast, the Spanish case challenges the legality of the entire program.


More below the fold! YAY!

¡Viva España!

    I thought some upbeat dance music was in order to celebrate good news with. I am aware that salsa is NOT from Spain, thought the first two vids are. I figured the diversity should be celebrated.

Note:   A Hat Tip to Edger of Daily Kos and Docudharma fame who broke this story a few days ago. I thought it was worth one more go.


   According to Raw Story Spainish law goes by the concept of “universal jurisdiction” which means that any crime anywhere in the world can be prosecuted by Spanish courts under Spanish law. If I were a Bushie I wouldn’t be taking that cruise in the  Mediterranean this year, or this century for that matter.

    Further, under Spanish law anyojne can file criminal charges against another party. In this case, it is civil right organizations and private lawyers who are filing the charges on behalf Sami El-Laithi, an Egyptian national and Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes, who are British residents.

    Let’s all put our hands together for our brothers and sisters from the Great Nation of Spain, where the rule of law is respected, defended and revered and no holds barred prosecutions of Bush/Cheney’s war crimes are going to be starting very soon.

¡Viva España!


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Also crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com


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  1. Tips for Spain and the rule of law!

    Now enjoy the sweet musings of the Philadelphia fringe harmonic and their Alberto Gonzalez Cantalta!


  2. Im here and there today…

    heres Scott Horton on the topic.

    It is unclear how the Holder Justice Department will react to the Spanish court’s request. Lawyers attached to the Audiencia Nacional state that during the Bush years, the U.S. Justice Department was not forthcoming in answering requests for information, even with respect to counterterrorism prosecutions the Spanish undertook with U.S. prompting. Holder, noting that this concern was broadly expressed by European law enforcement authorities, has pledged in several appearances in Europe to introduce a new spirit of cooperation with the European on counterterrorism matters. However, the case of the Gonzales Six presents an unusual challenge since former personnel from the Justice Department are clearly in the prosecutorial cross-hairs.

    Spanish authorities expressed particular puzzlement over Holder’s decision not to release a study prepared by the Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility that looks into the conduct of Yoo, Bybee and their successor, Steven G. Bradbury. This report has been five-years in the making. “This report probably contains a good deal of the information that is being sought in the interrogatories,” one court investigator told me.

  3. have any influence and or extradition treaties with Paraguay, the home of Bush’s 10,000 acre safehouse/bunker/Apocalypse now retreat.

    Does it appear that there is enough time for this to actually happen before the corporate roll out of the next 911 false flag emergency of the unicorn flu shots coming in the second week of October?

  4. We get to be shown what a real freedom loving country look like by the formerly fascist Spanish!  

    Does anyone else see this as a bit ironic?  

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