6/19/2008

The U.S. Constitution

Despite the oath of office that George W. Bush took, the stories that are coming out now on Torture is simply mind-boggling. Senator Carl Levin chaired a meeting whereby it was clearly shown that the entire upper echelon of the Pentagon approved of such techniques. The President himself has denied it and Tony Franco the spokesman today denied it. How this denials are equated with what General Taguba wrote in the report by the Physicians for Human Rights is simply devastating. The statement speaks volumes as to the culpability and the responsibility of this Administration and all those brilliant minds who have undermined the constitution and given us a black eye in the world. I salute General Taguba for his eloquence and his bravery. Here is the statement:

Courtesy: http://brokenlives.info/, retrieved June 19, 2008

After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.

—Maj. General Antonio M. Taguba (USA-Ret.), preface to Broken Laws, Broken Lives
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