Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A topical question

Is it ok to torture terrorists to get information? That is the subject of a 2003 memo by then White House Council David Woo who said absolutely that laws do not apply. Woo said "If a government defendant were to harm an enemy combatant during an interrogation in a manner that might arguably violate a criminal prohibition, he would be doing so in order to prevent further attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda terrorist network," Yoo wrote. "In that case, we believe that he could argue that the executive branch's constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified his actions." The following has a link to the memo.

I THINK of course that it is wrong to torture anyone but if you read this idiots reasons in the memo it's truly bizarre. And a question I will ask which never gets answered for some reason when our troops get captured and they get tortured as we do will you be pissed off even though the reasons are the same? And since Bush authorized torture does that make him to put able to be put on trial for war crimes as that is clearly a violation of the Geneva Convention?

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