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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    Cheney lobbies for tortute

    From Democracy Now!:

    The New York Times is reporting Vice President Dick Cheney and CIA Director Porter Goss met with Senator John McCain last week to urge him to back exempting CIA officers from a proposed Senate ban on torture. Three weeks ago the Senate voted 90 to 9 to ban the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of any detainee held by the government. Cheney reportedly said the CIA needed to be exempt because the president needs maximum flexibility in fighting the so-called war on terrorism. Tom Malinowski, of Human Rights Watch, responded to the news by saying "They are explicitly saying, for the first time, that the intelligence community should have the ability to treat prisoners inhumanely." Meanwhile the American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday at least 21 detainees have died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ACLU reached that number based on released Pentagon documents.

    4 Comments:

    At 10/26/2005 05:00:00 pm, Blogger Jez said...

    tortute?

     
    At 10/26/2005 10:09:00 pm, Blogger Talar Joint said...

    You call it tortute,
    I call it toture.

    The Bush administration
    is going down for sure.

     
    At 10/27/2005 01:51:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    You call it tortute,
    I call it toture.

    The Bushies call it "intelligence gathering."

     
    At 10/27/2005 10:02:00 am, Blogger Jez said...

    who are we to disagree...?

     

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