Friday, June 01, 2007

THE NEW BOTTOM RUNG

So now the basis for our actions, the bottom line in our interrogations - is what Terrorists in IRAQ do????

I thought that "American Exceptionalism" was based on the fact that, since the revolutionary war fer cryin' out loud, WE DO NOT TORTURE PEOPLE.... PERIOD.

Read Glen Greenwald's take on how :

Just yesterday, Democratic Senators Feinstein and Whitehouse introduced a proposal before the Senate Intelligence Committee "barring spending on interrogation techniques that go beyond the Army Field Manual, which bans physical pressure or pain," except where the President certifies "that an individual has information about a specific and imminent threat." Every Republican on the Committee voted against it, and it failed when Democrat Bill Nelson joined the Republicans.

2 Comments:

Anonymous C. Corax said...

It's humiliating to live in a country that condones torture. The suits that defend it all live behind fortified walls (metaphorically speaking to some extent); the consequences to U.S. soldiers in the field be darned. Of course, it goes without saying that the suits don't think of the torture victims as worthy of consideration.

1:07 PM, June 03, 2007  
Blogger sumo said...

It's sickening.

4:16 PM, June 06, 2007  

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