Saturday, November 03, 2007

Republicans Condemn Torture

Yes, Republicans condemn torture but that doesn't mean they are not in favor of harsh interrogation techniques. See, if the US uses a particular technique, by default, it's not torture because the US doesn't torture.

The big tough men running for the Republican nod to the presidency, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson all refuse to rule out the use of waterboarding as an interogation technique. The only really tough guy Republican presidential candidate that is adamently opposed to torture is John McCain, the guy that actually was tortured. Unlike Giuliani, Romney and Thompson....McCain served in the military, was captured by the enemy and was held as a POW. As McCain says the other three tough guys “chose to do other things when this nation was fighting its wars.”

Unfortunately, 43% of Americans believe that torture is often justified or sometimes justified. So maybe the "tough guys" know what they are doing.

No one is going to stop G.W. Bush from allowing waterboarding to be used in interrogations especially Judge Mukasey who has already stated that the President can violate a Constitutional law if he believes that he is entitled to do so in the name of national security

My question now is....why even have an Attorney General if a) he/she won't enforce the law, b) he/she believes there are times the President is exempt from the law?

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