Condi, your pants are on fire
WASHINGTON — Although Bush administration officials have denied that they transfer terrorism suspects to countries where they are likely to be abused, a classified memorandum described in a court case indicates that the Pentagon has considered sending a captured militant abroad to be interrogated under threat of torture.Why is it that everything said by this administration, and I do mean everything, is contradicted by their actions.
The classified memo is summarized — its actual contents are blacked out — in a petition filed by attorneys for Majid Mahmud Abdu Ahmad, a detainee held by the Pentagon at its Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility.
The March 17, 2004, Defense Department memo indicated that American officials were frustrated in trying to obtain information from Ahmad, according to the description of the classified memo in the court petition. The officials suggested sending Ahmad to an unspecified foreign country that employed torture in order to increase chances of extracting information from him, according to the petition's description of the memo.
Priceless quote of the day:
QUESTION: Mr. Murtha, what do you say to Senator Lieberman whom yesterday said Democrats need to acknowledge that this president is commander in chief for three more years, that undermining his credibility...Frankly, that extends to anyone in the administration. They simply are not credible. For Condi to be saying "we do not torture" amid the barrage of stories to the contrary flooding the press both here and abroad serves no purpose other than to undermine our government's credibility.
MURTHA: Undermining his credibility? What has he said that would give him credibility?
The Bu$hCo administration has done more to harm our reputation at home and abroad than any launched by our staunchest enemies during the cold war.
Read for yourself the definition of treason (emphasis mine):
trea·son Pronunciation Key (trzn)
1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.