Spanish government considers legal actions against US officials

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    They really need to stop doing that. They are trying to claim jurisdiction to prosecute elected officials for alleged crimes that happened on non-spanish soil. I would consider such an exercise a potential act of war.
     
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    I believe the US Courts should retaliate and bring charges of harrassment and denial of human rights on those lawyers, any judges and any prosecutors that bring the charges to court.

    We should threaten Spain with legal retaliation and threaten to seize assets of the Spanish Government and expel their Diplomats.
     
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    Exactly gunny.
     
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    It would be fun to try Spain for crimes against humanity, based on their monumentaly huge record of human rights abuses going back to the Visigoths.
     
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    Looks like we just found a place to send all those former residents of Gitmo.
     
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    yeah, we could have a field day just on the Inquisition
     
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    Jim, do you really want to open that pandoras box?
    you really don't want to go there
     
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    I suspect that as America's superpower status fades, and that is inevitable as our economy continues its decline, the security of former officials who are thought by other nations to be war criminals will continue to decline.

    There are already a lot of Bush administration officials who probably should NOT visit Europe.

    War criminals will not find safe haven in civilized nations, folks.

    If the rest of the world in retrspect decides that what Bush II's people did constiuted war crimes?

    Well then those people had best keep their asses in America where they'll be safe from the clutches of the rest of the world.

    Their safety depends on American continuing to be a superpower.

    And that superpower status isn't looking so good right now, is it?
     
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    Only when one lies and twists the truth. NONE of those Officials are criminals. And Spain has no Jurisdiction. We should retaliate but Obama will kiss their ass.
     

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