Tuesday 13th of April 2021

another proud achievement .....

‘The memo is a chronological account, submitted on July 7,
2004, to Vice Admiral Albert Church, who led a Pentagon investigation into
abuses at the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It reveals that
Mora’s criticisms of Administration policy were unequivocal, wide-ranging, and
persistent. Well before the exposure of prisoner abuse in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib
prison, in April, 2004, Mora warned his superiors at the Pentagon about the
consequences of President Bush’s decision, in February, 2002, to circumvent the
Geneva conventions, which prohibit both torture and “outrages upon personal
dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment.” 

He argued that a refusal to
outlaw cruelty toward US-held terrorist suspects was an implicit invitation to
abuse. Mora also challenged the legal framework that the Bush Administration
has constructed to justify an expansion of executive power, in matters ranging
from interrogations to wiretapping. He described as “unlawful,” “dangerous,”
and “erroneous” novel legal theories granting the President the right to
authorize abuse. Mora warned that these precepts could leave U.S. personnel
open to criminal prosecution.’ 

The Memo 

No doubt the little rodent, Alexander Clowner & Darth
Ruddock, all of whom have steadfastly maintained that David Hicks has been
treated “fairly” whilst a prisoner in the US gulag of Guantanamo Bay, would
maintain that they know nothing of such matters.