Monday, November 07, 2005

Cheney Fights for Detainee Policy

This is disgusting. Why don't people demand that this administration very clearly tell us why it's ok to toture people? Because that's what they want to do, and it's very clear. If they say they aren't in favor of torture, then there is no reason to oppose standards of treatment. If they just don't like the standards being proposed, then they could recommend something better, but they don't because they don't want standards, they want to be able to do whatever they want to do. It's barbaric. And if you're thinking that these people deserve it because they would do worse to us, and because they are just terrorists anyway, I would say to remember that since we are somehow allowed to hold people without trial, charges, or even without telling anyone that they're being held, then it is possible that they're not all terrorists, and that some are completely innocent of anything other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, no matter what they may do, we are supposed to be the good guys, and I will never support lowering our standards just because the other guy may be worse.

The right wing smear machine has done a good job of making it seem like anyone against torture is supporting terrorists, and that we're not really talking about torture anyway, but humiliation and discomfort, but any objective look at the evidence shows that that just isn't the case. So, if these people are so in favor of torture, we need to demand that they openly take that position, and tell us why they think it's ok.

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Robert Bayn said...

This is the reality of this administration, and republicans, the sooner americans come to terms with this, the sooner america can get back to being america, and getting these guys out of office.

sumo said...

I don't think they even have a clue that some of our problems are because of this very thing they are doing. It just helps keep the hatred alive more with this going on. It wouldn't stop altogether I admit...but it's a step in the right direction for once. A little here a little there has the power to ease things a bit. And the only good thing to do ultimately is to get out of their land! They need to think they are doing their own thing without interference anyway. It shouldn't have started with an invasion anyway...and we can thank the jokers who never have to be in harms way for this situation.