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Spanish AG: No torture probe of US officials {common sense prevails in Spain)
AP ^ | 04/16/09 | PAUL HAVEN

Posted on 04/16/2009 5:51:41 PM PDT by Big_Monkey

MADRID – Spain's attorney general has rejected opening an investigation into whether six Bush administration officials sanctioned torture against terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, saying Thursday a U.S. courtroom would be the proper forum.

Candido Conde-Pumpido's remarks severely dampen the chance of a case moving forward against the Americans, including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Conde-Pumpido said such a trial would have turned Spain's National Court "into a plaything" to be used for political ends.

"If there is a reason to file a complaint against these people, it should be done before local courts with jurisdiction, in other words in the United States," he said in a breakfast meeting with journalists.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; prosecution; spain; wot
They have decided not to pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration attorneys. The Spanish version of the ACLU is not happy with the Attorney General. So, this may just be postponed, and not over.
1 posted on 04/16/2009 5:51:42 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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We'll have to keep our eyes on these Spanish pukes and be prepared to haul them into court at the drop of a hat.

Since just before the Spanish Civil War it's been fully demonstrable that NO Spanish citizen can be trusted.

2 posted on 04/16/2009 5:55:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Zer0 depended on the Spaniards to persecute the former administration, keeping that overtly political action an arm's-length away...and now, the foreign gambit dead, he releases the so-called "torture" memos. Face it, we are looking at a well-orchestrated effort to destroy this country. We must play political chess better than they do, planning dozens of moves ahead.
3 posted on 04/16/2009 6:13:17 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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The AP seems to be be crestfallen at this blow to the cause of universal justice. The logical next step will be for human rights lawyers to ask North Korea provide a venue for the trial of the “Bush Six”.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 6:29:35 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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In the mean time researchers are seeking discovery prior to indictment of descendants of the perpetrators of the Spanish Inquisition. To be adjudicated: Was boiling in oil torture or a legally sanctioned execution?


5 posted on 04/16/2009 6:45:26 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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Are bullfights the torture of a defenseless animal or art?


6 posted on 04/16/2009 6:47:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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How about all the atrocities perpetrated against native Americans by the Spanish conquistadors?


7 posted on 04/16/2009 6:53:10 PM PDT by Palladin (John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight.")
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I quit taking Zapatero seriously as soon as I saw that he looked so much like Mr. Bean.

8 posted on 04/16/2009 7:43:10 PM PDT by Marauder (Politicians use words the way squids use ink.)
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