White House Insists, Torture Is Legal

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    This coming from the leadership and party of values and morality.


    "One more time, the White House has rolled John McCain. And one more time, the White House is ignoring Congress:
    Key senators say Congress has outlawed one of the most notorious detainee interrogation techniques -- "waterboarding," in which a prisoner feels near drowning. But the White House will not go that far, saying it would be wrong to tell terrorists which practices they might face.

    Inside the CIA, waterboarding is cited as the technique that got Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the prime plotter of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, to begin to talk and provide information -- though "not all of it reliable," a former senior intelligence official said.
    Waterboarding doesn't work. Torture doesn't work. But, Bush doesn't care. He wants to torture terrorists. And, as far as Bush is concerned, Congress said he can."


    http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/10/white-house-we-didnt-really-outlaw.html

    Conservatives should be ashamed.


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    I don't know where this blog got their info, but I'll tell ya, it DOES work.
     
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    You're a liar.
     
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    Torture doesn't work? I have a hard time believing that.

    And sorry, I don't feel any shame in allowing our men on the front lines of this war the means to do whatever it takes to extract information out of terrorists. But you would rather give such terrorists an ACLU lawyer.
     
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    And just how would you know?
     
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    How do you know it doesn't?
     
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    What Part of "Safe House" Doesn't Bush Understand?
    In an act eerily reminiscent of the infamous “shock and awe” campaign that marked the beginning of Bush’s illegal and immoral war, two laser-guided bombs fell from the Iraqi sky yesterday, shattering the morning calm and killing 12 innocent civilians as they slept peacefully in their beds. By pure chance, one of them just happened to be Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, the former Jordanian journalist blamed for numerous “terrorist attacks” around Iraq. Zarqawi was using the home as a “safe house”, a place where he could relax away from the probing eyes and eavesdropping ears of an administration determined to infringe upon his constitutional Right to Privacy. After years on the run from the Great Satan, at last he could spend a little quality time with his wife and kids, toss a couple burgers on the barbie, and share a few brewskis with his buddies while sawing heads off an infidel or two. After all, that's what "safe houses" are for. But instead of a little R & R with his friends and family, Big Al got 1000 lbs of TNT dropped right onto his Nike high-tops.

    It's hard to be surprised anymore by Bush's endless stream of atrocities. But how far have we sank as a nation, how far has Bush dragged us down into the gutter, when we don't even recognize the concept of "sanctuary" anymore? I suppose the Shrub will drop a daisy-cutter on a home for battered wives next. Or perhaps nuke another orphanage.

    In his maddening stupidity, Bush insists this will "turn the tide" in Iraq. If anything, Zarqawi's murder will only perpetuate the Giant Circle of Violence. I'm not entirely sure what that is, but I know it's very, very bad - very, very round - and Bush is completely to blame for it.

    http://blamebush.typepad.com/blamebush/terrorism/index.html
     
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    Are you unaware that the 911 Commission referred to KSM as "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks?" Psycho, this guy is by far the worst mass murderer in American history. He did not attack an Army base. He slaughtered innocent men, women, and children. Some jumped to their deaths to explode in bursts of blood and ruined flesh as they hit the ground. It is asserted by the CIA that interrogation techniques used against KSM prevented several terrorist attacks that would have killed hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans; including a plot to fly a passenger jet into the tallest building in downtown Los Angeles. Is your loathing of Bush so extreme that you will criticize those who saved lives by extracting information from a vicious mass murderer? If you were calling the shots are we to assume that you would have read this slime his Miranda rights? It is stunning that the left’s hatred of Bush even allows them to argue that sacrificing innocent lives is better than supporting Bush in the War on Terror. Good work Psycho. You have confirmed again why I would never vote for anyone representing extremist views like yours.
     
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    When are you going to stop setting up these straw men and actually deal with real issues?

    No one supports torture. No one approves of torture. No one is engaging in torture. And your efforts to redefine torture to include rational and safe interrogation techniques and make claims of torture without any evidence do nothing to help protect our freedom or secure our nation.

    And you wonder why you are called unpatriotic. Stop making up bs about your nation for political persons and maybe we wouldnt think you are so unpatriotic.
     
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    And you are a piece of shit and a liar. That makes you a lying piece of shit. Make this your new avatar.


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