Tuesday, July 26, 2005

GOP Senators Push Detainee Treatment Rules

Finally, some Republicans are doing something I can get behind.

"What we're trying to do here is make sure there are clear and exact standards set for interrogation of prisoners," McCain said on the Senate floor.

Exactly. Why would anyone oppose that unless they are doing something that wouldn't fit into those standards. It's amazing that we don't have standards like this in place.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (news, bio, voting record), R-Ala., shot back, "I reject the idea that this Defense Department and our Army and our military is out of control, is confused about what their powers and duties and responsibilities are."

Well, then you haven't really seen the pictures and accounts detailing what some of the "few bad apples" have done to people. And anyway, even if you're right, then what's the harm in setting acceptable standards to follow?

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5 comments:

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

I can not take a position on this as the atricle was light on facts.

What standards are being proposed?

What were the standards?

How many were affected by the alleged lack of standards?

As for the few bad apples that will happen with whatever standards are in place that is why UCMJ is so important.

John Howard said...

Well, yeah, that would happen with whatever standards that are in place, except if you buy that few bad apples bullshit you're most likely a real moron.

Me4Prez said...

They had other important stuff to do. Like make sure that you and I have the right to buy a .50cal sniper rifle. You never know when you need to shoot a tank from a mile away

John Howard said...

Yeah, and they need to make sure that 17 year olds can't play Grand Theft Auto.

Me4Prez said...

True. I would rather have my kids acting out violence on th estreets instead of a video game too. Guns don't kill people, video games and music do