Sunday, March 09, 2008

Torture is NOT us!

Though the resident of the White House thinks it is. W veto'd the bill that would have outlawed the use of torture by the CIA yesterday. In his radio address he said "“we need to ensure our intelligence officials have all the tools they need to stop the terrorists. . .The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror — the CIA program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives . . . [calling torture] specialized interrogation procedures to question a small number of the most dangerous terrorists under careful supervision.”

Hopefully the dems will be able to override this veto, so that we can begin to regain our moral standing. . .
To paraphrase Gertrude Stein: torture is torture is torture.

Bush and Cheney both have committed war crimes, and IMHO have committed treason upon our country.

By the way, Senator McCain --the "in Iraq for 100 years" former POW presidential candidate who claims to be anti-torture, voted against this bill.

The NYT editorial today (3/11/08) "Radio Fear America"
reiterates some of the points above but underscores the bill W veto'd just required the CIA to follow rules contained in the Army field manual on prisioners--the bill did not remove the CIA's ability to question terrorists or operatives.
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