Angry Little Tank

Rants, chants and cants....all written while wearing no pants!

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Friday, September 15, 2006



The Friday Wiki - I can't believe I have to write this edition

Is anybody else extremely disturbed that their tax dollars are being used to fund things such as water boarding? Whatever your thoughts are on the legitimacy of the "war on terror", is our anger as a nation really so embedded at this point that we'll cross the ethical line into torture?

Incredibly, it seems that is exactly the case. Bush is
putting the screws to Congress to pass legislation that would allow the CIA to perform "coercive techniques" when interrogating suspected terrorists.

Forget the well accepted fact that torture rarely produces any actionable intelligence. Forget the fact that in our 225+ years we have always prided ourselves as being governed by an ethical rule of law that abandoned torture as part of the old world.

The fact is we signed The Geneva Conventions and we are bound by law to follow them. PERIOD. With the prospect of a Democratic Congress looming in 60 days, Bush is busting his ass to retroactively make his illegal activities legal before somebody who MAY hold him accountable hits town.

For the record , Article III of the Geneva Convetions states quite plainly:

...That Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including POWs; shall in all circumstances be treated humanely


Take a good look at the guy in this photo. He was later released and determined to be unaffiliated with any terrorist organization. Your taxes dollars helped pay for that.

We're rapidly allowing our fear to redefine us as a nation, and what we're becoming is ugly. I urge everyone to vote in November and to get some perspective on who we are becoming.

Before its too late.

2 Comments:

Blogger Casey said...

Mike, what have I told you about posting highlights from your sex tapes on your blog?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Angry Little Tank said...

I won't deny that I've been in this position before (and worse).

However, I kind of agreed to it beforehand and received much pleasure for my endurance.

This poor guy did not.

10:15 AM  

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