Monday, March 03, 2008

President Bush's Support of Shameful Torture Tactics

The United States has something called the "United States Army Field Manual", which restricts the US, as a civilized nation from performing such activities as:
  • Forcing a prisoner to be naked, perform sexual acts or pose in a sexual manner
  • Placing hoods or sacks over the head of a prisoner, and using duct tape over the eyes
  • Applying beatings, electric shocks, burns or other forms of physical pain
  • Waterboarding
  • Using military working dogs
  • Inducing hypothermia or heat injury
  • Conducting mock executions
  • Depriving a prisoner of necessary food, water or medical care
However, the commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush, says the Army rules are too restrictive. He is planning to veto a law that would require the C.I.A. and all the intelligence services to abide by these lawful and reasonable restrictions on holding and interrogating prisoners.

Shame on President Bush, and shame on the Congress, if it upholds his veto.

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