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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Torture and the Election

"It's a no-brainer for me," Cheney claimed in an interview with a right wing radio talk show host concerning the use of waterboarding, or "dunking" suspects, by the United States government.

This election, find out how your member of congress has voted on torture, on the ending of habeas corpus for terror suspects, and granting unchecked power for domestic surveillance. And vote as if the nation's soul is at risk. Because it is.

4 Comments:

At 6:30 PM , Anonymous Allen said...

I wonder if the same people advocating this would be ok if our own troops and civilians were subjected to it, after all, it's not really torture is it?

 
At 2:10 PM , Anonymous Dr X said...

Cheney strikes me as one of the most sinister people to hold national office during my lifetime. There is no question that his remarks indicate his lack of squeamishness about the use of torture. His wife's recent behavior in her CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer is no less disgraceful. These people have sold their souls for power.

Just a reminder of what kind of government we have in D.C. right now:

http://tinyurl.com/yf74un

 
At 7:23 PM , Blogger gratefulbear said...

When did it become acceptable to claim the name of Jesus and tout "traditional values" and also defend the use of torture? Who ARE these people in the White House?

 
At 11:18 AM , Blogger Bill Baar said...

I wonder if the same people advocating this would be ok if our own troops and civilians were subjected to it, after all, it's not really torture is it?

It's done as training at Great Lakes Naval Training center.

What boundaries would you put on coercive interrogation? Would you eliminate it all together?

If so, why not say so? Are we limited to name, rank, and serial number for captured terrorists who fight outside the boundaries of the Geneva Convention?

 

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