Saturday, July 23, 2005

Cheney Lobbies FOR Cruel & Degrading Behavior

From the Washington Post today.....

"The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of detainees, from hiding prisoners from the Red Cross, and from using interrogation methods not authorized by a new Army field manual.

Vice President Cheney met Thursday evening with three senior Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to press the administration's case that legislation on these matters would usurp the president's authority and -- in the words of a White House official -- interfere with his ability 'to protect Americans effectively from terrorist attack.' " (Read the rest of the article here.)

Huh? Is this America, land of the free and home of the brave? A country that pledges liberty and justice for all?

This is immoral and evil, pure and simple.

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