An Exemption for Torture?
So finally, we now have McCain's amendment to the upcoming $440 billion military spending bill that would effectively ban the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," of detainees, an amendment that was passed with 90 votes in favor. And what does Bush Co. do? They come to Congress and ask for an exemption for "clandestine counterterrorism operations". In other words, if it's a secret operation, the administration wants the option to do whatever the fuck they want, to whomever they want, Constitution and Congress be damned.
I don't believe that I can say this strongly enough. Torture doesn't--fucking--work! Numererous experts inside and outside the military and intelligence establishments attest to this. So this amendment is a noble attempt to repair our lousy image abroad and won't impact the war on terror in the least.
My hope is that McCain continues to tell the administration to shove this craven bit of policy-making up their collective asses! Get ready for President Neuman's veto and hope for an override.
Well actually... what I'm defending is the Constitution--against an administration that wouldn't understand the 4th, 6th, and 8th amendments if they were read out loud...real FUCKING slow!
I'm defending your anonymous, cowardly ass in preparation for the day that you run afoul of our government, and they decide to investigate you--without your knowledge--and then spirit you off to some place "outide our territory".
But please... continue to dazzle us your ignorance!