I can't believe we are even having this discussion
US military officers, breaking with domestic and international legal precedent, said that 'war on terror' military tribunals at the Guantanamo naval base could allow evidence obtained through torture.US does not torture, Bush insists:
US President George W Bush has defended his government's treatment of detainees after a media allegation that the CIA ran secret jails in eastern Europe.Of course, as with everything that spews forth from Chimpy's twisted, smirking, maw; it is a bald-faced lie.
"We do not torture," Mr Bush told reporters during a visit to Panama.
He said enemies were plotting to hurt the US and his government would pursue them, but would do so "under the law".
Then, in today's WaPo, we find this gem:
Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.Bush: We doan need no steenkin' law agin torture. I can do what ever the f%#! I want.
Can I have my country back, please?
Impeach the war criminals. Do it now.