1. a person guilty of a war crime
1. a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.
the Geneva Convention
" I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 2082, the "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008." The bill would impede the United States Government's efforts to protect the American people effectively from terrorist attacks and other threats because it imposes several unnecessary and unacceptable burdens on our Intelligence Community."
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 8, 2008.
Protestors demonstrate the use of waterboarding on a volunteer in front of the Justice Department in Washington in this Nov. 5, 2007, file photo. President Bush said Saturday, March 8, 2008, he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hNORmRm4JahUoi8tBwl8CvvliqygD8V9FJ482
"I cannot sign into law a bill that would prevent me, and future presidents, from authorizing the CIA to conduct a separate, lawful intelligence program, and from taking all lawful actions necessary to protect Americans from attack," ~ King George the Lesser
1. Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.