If it were that easy, travelers wouldn't have to downplay that they are Americans.<quoted text>
If I had a relative arrested in a foreign country, I would want that relative to be able to recieve help from the American Consulate. I wouldn't want that country to feel it was OK to pick and choose when it felt like following an international agreement.
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#84 Jul 12, 2011
#85 Jul 12, 2011
So you are glad our president had time to support the effort for a child rapist and murderer but not for our military. If you can rationalize that then you have some serious problems. But I am glad to know just how much you respect our military too. It must be a liberal thing cause I don't get it.
#86 Jul 12, 2011
I did and perhaps comprehension is an issue for you.
Consular Notification Compliance Act is not law yet!
Some applicable quotes from the article are below for your further review and hopeful comprehension.
Had the White House and dissenting justices been worried about "the grave international consequences that will follow from Leal's execution ... Congress evidently did not find these consequences sufficiently grave to prompt its enactment of implementing legislation, and we will follow the law as written by Congress.
Leal's appeals lawyers had pinned their hopes on legislation introduced in the Senate last month that applied to the Vienna Convention provisions and said Leal should have a reprieve so the measure could make its way through the legislative process.
Similar bills have failed twice in recent congressional sessions.
"Our task is to rule on what the law is, not what it might eventually be," the court said.
#87 Jul 12, 2011
Unfamiliar with that case. Did 40 congressmen sign a letter and send it to Bush requesting that he intervene?
Did Bush intervene on behalf of an illegal alien, child rapist and murderer in the same time-frame?
#88 Jul 12, 2011
Are you trying a weinie way to weasel out of anwering these questions??
If you were related to the 16 year old girl who was raped, murdered and left with a branch sticking out of her, you know what, would you approve of Obama pressuring a Governor to stay his execution just in case a new law that had previouly failed to pass might pass in the future?
Or would want to be the one that administered the execution on the day he was found guilty?
#89 Jul 12, 2011
Does that mean Barry's giving up the blow?
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