President Bush: “We do not torture”
Yes, he says it here. (Define “We”.) But then, what was going on at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib? What may still be going on there and/or in other U.S.-run detention facilities around the world?
THE ONES WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT?
Bush: “We’re working with Congress to make sure that as we go forward, we make it possible, more possible, to do our job. There’s an enemy that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again. And so, you bet we will aggressively pursue them. But we will do so under the law.”
What law? The law as interpreted by Atty. Gen. (and Bush crony) Gonzales?
More, why is Cheney trying to block Senator McCain’s efforts to push a torture ban through Congress?
I agree with Senator Levin: “We need a 9/11-type commission to restore credibility to this nation.”
Otherwise, how can America possibly stand up for, and attempt to spread, its ideas of liberty, democracy, and equality under the law? What would the Founders say about what this administration has done, about what it has condoned, about what it has done to America’s moral core and reputation abroad?