Torture R US

10 Mar

In a disgusting move, Bush has vetoed legislation that would have prevented the CIA from using such torture methods as waterboarding, forced standing and extreme temperatures.

Bush has now allowed the CIA to torture, in explicit contravention of the UN Declaration of Human Rights Article 5:

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The operative words are “No one“… not some, but no one. To permit torture of anyone degrades us all. As an Australian, we should hold our allies to the highest standards, and I expect my government to voice their concerns to the US administration.

Bush in my mind will forever be the President that not only condoned torture, but permitted the continuing use of torture. I wonder how this sits with his christian beliefs?


2 Responses to “Torture R US”

  1. Roger Matthews March 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    I would say it sits very well with his and many other so called christian beliefs .Its the reason most fair minded and humane thinking people turn there back on christianity and all other organiced forms of religion .

  2. joni March 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Absolutely Roger – along with his record for sending people to death in Texas when he was Govenor.

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