TIME - Terrorists Deserve A Good Night's Sleep

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    The liberal media is once again standing up for the rights of terrorists

    You can't make this stuff up


    Bush's Anti-Torture Executive Order! Uhm, Not So Fast

    Posted by Ana Marie Cox

    Just got off a conference call with a "senior administration official" about the President's signing of an executive order related to the 2006 Military Commissions Act. The good news: We don't torture! The bad news: As to what torture is, as to how violators will be punished, as to whether or not torture ever took place, well, you'll have to take their word for it.

    There's a transcript forthcoming, which I'll post, but for now:

    -- Though the executive order says all detainees should be provided with "basic human needs," "sleep" is not included. According to the SAO, "Sleep is not traditionally innumerated in the Geneva Convention." How quaint.
    -- The SAO refused to discuss how the order may affect the CIA's current practices or if current practices provided the impetus for the order.
    -- There is no specific enforcement mechanism for the order, except for the CIA. Which has done a great job so far -- as far as we know!
    -- There is no guaranteed access for representatives of the Red Cross.
    -- Of course everyone the CIA detains is a terrorist. Silly question.

    Happy Cheney administration, everyone! Sleep well... while you can!


    http://time-blog.com/swampland/2007/07/bushs_antitorture_executive_or.html
     

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