Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bush reverses course on McCain torture bill

President Bush consented to Sen. John McCain's call for a law banning cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of foreign detainees after weeks of stalemate over the issue.

Bush even spoke in favor of the bill during an announcement of the deal at the White House.

He said the law would "make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention of torture, whether it be here at home or abroad."

"We've sent a message to the world that the United States is not like the terrorists," McCain said earlier as he sat next to Bush in the Oval Office, according to the Associated Press. "We have no grief for them, but what we are is a nation that upholds values and standards of behavior and treatment of all people, no matter how evil or bad they are. And I think this will help us enormously in winning the war for the hearts and minds of people throughout the world in the war on terror."

9 Comments:

Blogger Subcomandante Bob said...

National Nitwit has more on President Bush's decision on torture.

National Nitwit - at least 50% truthful, or Bill Gates' money back.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hold McCain PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for the next attack on the America homeland.

There is no way to stop it now.

McCain betrayed his men in Vietnam, and he has betrayed ALL OF US now!

7:45 PM  
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11:24 PM  
Anonymous True Believer said...

We can probably take John McCain at his word when he says torture doesn't work, since he was tortured for years himself. In any case what are we fighting for, if not to preserve our values?

3:03 PM  
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7:26 PM  
Blogger Bob Waters said...

Anonymous, how long were you tortured by the North Vietnamese, and what are your credentials for doubting the universal testimony of those who have undergone torture: that even the bravest of human beings will eventually break under it?

Do you really miss the point that anybody will confess to anything under torture- the very thing which makes it useless as a means to extract information?

Sorry, but I find it hard to care who you hold responsible for things you don't understand.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous truecatholics said...

My question is this, what is the definition of torture? For the sake of the leftists and the media, they sure have made it broad!! Humilation, loud music, what really is torture, pulling someones pants down (have you ever mooned anyone.. because that could be torture to me if you did while I was in the room)? As a person of the Vietnam era, and one who knew many soldiers that went there.. I will tell you that people have NO IDEA what it really is to be tortured. Again, we seem to be going back to if it hurts your feelings, if it is politically incorrect.. it must be torture. I want real facts here. I don't want supposed feelings. I don't want broad definiations. What the hell is torture? Give me a list, and tell me why that is torture.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous JesusIsNotARepublican said...

true believer- I agree with his comments. Jesus wouldn't torture, I am a Catholic and I do not support this president. Lies and disregard for human life goes against my beliefs.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lies are you talking about? What proof do you have to support that the President lied? What disregard for human life are you talking about? Perhaps you might consider thinking about the disregard that President Clinton had for human life when he stated that he was pro choice because no one really knows when life began, or when he decided to ignore terrorists who attacked our people at least 5 major times during his administration. Were those a disregard for life too? How about John Kerry who states he is a Catholic but yet he can't even sell one of his six homes to support the poor - he doesn't mind taking it out of your pocket though.. does he have a regard for life? Nevermind that he has consistantly ignored his church's teaching on abortion. Is that a disregard for life?

10:44 AM  

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