Good God, is our country mad?

Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t

Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t

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Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to torture. What has happened to our American values? As some of my conservative friends say, we should not hamstring ourselves and deny ourselves the use of the tools needed to win. How truly warped and dark are such souls.

Make no mistake - that is the point of Bush's legislation. He wants a list of specific torture techniques that the CIA will not be allowed to use. Gentle reader, we can make a list of 200 techniques and that still leaves thousands of other imaginative ways to torture. And Bush knows that. Water boarding is out? Ok, we just push their heads under water. Use of biting dogs is out? Ok, we will use snakes. Or spiders. Or - you name it. Can no longer push their noses into s---? Ok, push their noses into ______. Gawd.

You see, Bush says the Geneva Conventions are too "vague" when they say no torture. He wants loopholes so we can beat prisoners. A lot of them have died while in our custody. What a country. Good thing we are the good guys - fighting a defensive war on the other side of the world.

We tip our hat to the three Republican US Senators who have stopped the torture approval legislation - Senators McCain, Graham and Warner of Arizona, South Carolina and Virginia. May they prevail against Bush.

About John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]

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