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The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Joseph64 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 4:36 PM
"Waterboarding is torture," said President Barack Obama. "It's contrary to America's traditions. It's contrary to our ideals. That's not who we are. That's not how we operate. We don't need it in order to prosecute the war on terrorism." ------------------------------------- But killing American citizens abroad with drones isn't contrary to America's traditions and ideals? How about the bin Laden raid itself? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty and the right to a trial by jury?
t252 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:55 PM
but he's OK with letting abortion survivors die.
Martin145 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 6:37 PM
I still don't understand why non American citizens are subject to the Constitution that Americans are! You don't get to use the rights of American citizens if your NOT an American Citizen!
renny4 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 7:28 PM
Precisely, and esp. if you were captured on a field of battle in a foreign nation in combat against the US in no known national military uniform. You get NO "rights."
Joseph1575 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 7:49 PM
Anyone. That means anyone waging war against the USA is an "enemy combatant".
War is subject to neither the US Constitution, nor American jurisprudence, placing terrorism squarely on the tracks of military justice when the UCMJ comes through.
AppraisHer Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 1:40 AM
You don't have to be in a foreign nation in combat against the US. If our Ambassador weren't dead, he would agree.

Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is."

To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring?

"Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark...