U.S Department of Justice reverses convictions of Nuremberg defendants.
Well, not really, but for all intents and purposes, yep, you betcha!
The DOJ posthumously, albeit brainlessly, has absolved Martin Bormann, Herman Goring, Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer and in absentia, Adolf Eichmann, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Josef Mengele and even Adolf Hitler (among numerous others) of war crimes…so sayeth DoJ attorney David Margolis.
Actually he absolved John Yoo and Jay Bybee of blame for allowing Bush/Cheney to torture prisoners. Both men exercised “bad judgement” (and should have their hands smacked!) but really didn’t do anything wrong and therefore shouldn’t be held accountable...for anything.
But the implication is that the U.S. doesn’t have to adhere to, support or live up to the Nuremberg Decisions we issued in 1946.
This opens up the possibility of any lawyer advising any president of anything that might be construed as illegal in the future null and void. In other words, any president can do whatever the hell he wants and those who advise him can't be held accountable!
Imagine an administration of Palin and Beck. Suddenly the Third Reich looks positively Democratic.
Good job Barry. You sure know how to pick ‘em.