Monday, March 10, 2008
Bush The Torturer, The Tyrant, The Disgrace
CommonDreams.org - Sunday, March 9, 2008 - On Saturday, Mr. Bush vetoed a bill that would have outlawed the CIA’s use of torture in interrogations. The United States is officially, proudly, the land of torturers. It’s true that the United States has been at this for years....the difference here is not only is the president endorsing torture, he’s doing it so openly and willfully...
From Bush's radio address: “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.” The bill, of course, does no such thing. It does not take away the CIA’s right to detain anyone. It does not take away the CIA’s right to question anyone. It only forbids the CIA to employ waterboarding and other forms of torture or degrading and dehumanizing treatment of inmates-inmates, we should always, always remember, who aren’t terrorists, but alleged terrorists. Until they are proven so, it is only their incarcerators who are the demonstrably proven terrorists.
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