In this episode of the Truth Serum: Are U.S. soldiers, contractors and Government employees above International law? Sgt. Robert Bales killed sixteen Afghan citizens while they slept in their homes, this included nine children. He was whisked out of Afghanistan, Raymond Davis was plucked out of Pakistan after he killed two individuals in cold blood in Lahore. Should soldiers accused of rape, torture, killings and heinous crimes in foreign lands be tried according to the law in those countries? or at the International Criminal Court? or are they above the law? Would the U.S. allow another country to extricate their accused citizens from its territory?
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In this episode of the Truth Serum: The notorious prison celebrates its tenth anniversary. Despite promises by Obama to shut the prison it remain open even as Obama is ending his first term in office. Horrific Gitmo stories of torture and unlawful detentions continue to surface. Murat Kurnaz who spent five years sat the prison recently penned his thoughts as did Lakhdar Boumediene. A lawsuit was recently filed to force the U.S. Government to release video footage of harsh interrogations. Meanwhile the curator of the Bush’s torture policies is serving as a law professor at U.C. Berkeley. President Obama has continued on with Bush’s sordid legacy and recently signed the controversial NDAA bill authorizing military trials of suspected U.S. citizens.
Howard Stern sits down with Tony Bennett on his show to promote his new album Duets II, where he also performs with the late Amy Winehouse on the single Body and Soul.
According to Bennett, “To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally,” When Stern suggested it was “terrorists” who “started it”, Bennett balked. “I don’t know about that,” he replied. “Who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right … They flew the plane in, but we caused it … We were bombing them and they told us to stop.” MORE