Are Bush and Obama war criminals?

David Rivkin joins all-star panel at Ralph Nader’s debate

Published on 10 November 2011

by Colin Fuess

(OfficialWire)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA)
OfficialWire PR News Bureau

Ralph Nader and the Center for Study of Responsive Law’s “Debating Taboos” series continues Friday, November 18 with “Bush/Obama: War Crimes or Lawful Wars?”

The debate format consists of two moderators and four debaters.  Arguing against the proposition that Bush and Obama engaged in war crimes are attorneys David Rivkin and Lee Casey.  Rivkin served in the Department of Justice under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and is renowned for articulate commentary on the U.S. Constitution and presidential war powers.  Casey, Rivkin’s frequent collaborator, also served in the DOJ under Reagan and H.W. Bush, and currently specializes in compliance issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. trade sanctions regimes, and federal ethics requirements.  He has also served on the United Nations Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

Arguing for the proposition that Bush and Obama engaged in war crimes are attorney and constitutional scholar Bruce Fein and retired Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer.

Ralph Nader, who founded the Center for Study of Responsive Law in 1968, has gone on record that Bush and Obama are war criminals for their actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The debate will be held Friday, November 18 at the Carnegie Institution building at 1530 P Street in Washington, D.C., at 12:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, and a complimentary light lunch will follow the debate.

For further information, contact Katherine Raymond at 202-387-8030 or at kraymond@csrl.org.

About The Center for Study of Responsive Law:

The Center for Study of Responsive Law is a nonprofit Ralph Nader organization that supports and conducts a wide variety of research and educational projects to encourage the political, economic and social institutions of this country to be more aware of the needs of the citizen-consumer. The Center publishes a variety of reports on a number of public interest issues.

Source: http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=305952

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