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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Friday, November 18, 2005

Cheney wants a special exception...


Updated: 11:11 p.m. ET Nov. 4, 2005

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney made an unusual personal appeal to Republican senators this week to allow CIA exemptions to a proposed ban on the torture of terror suspects in U.S. custody, according to participants in a closed-door session.

Cheney told his audience the United States doesn’t engage in torture, these participants added, even though he said the administration needed an exemption from any legislation banning “cruel, inhuman or degrading” treatment in case the president decided one was necessary to prevent a terrorist attack.

The vice president made his comments at a regular weekly private meeting of Senate Republican senators, according to several lawmakers who attended. Cheney often attends the meetings, a chance for the rank-and-file to discuss legislative strategy, but he rarely speaks.


Why Not Mr. Cheney? This is America after all - the beacon of light in an ever increasingly violent and hateful world. Indeed, we need to torture people for the greater good. My question is, when will you start turning to this policy on American citizens who differ with your opinions?

2 Comments:

At Fri Nov 18, 04:25:00 PM MST, Blogger Drew said...

Meanwhile, you have the Great White Dope telling us that the U.S. does not torture. Who are you bound to believe?

 
At Sun Nov 27, 09:00:00 AM MST, Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Yes, how long before they allow the torture of American citizens (besides having to put up with these imbeciles speeches and the fact that they're in the White House, isn't that torture enough?)If we give up our ideals in the name of "security" is there any guarantee we will get them back?

 

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