From the NY Times: Lawyers Decided Bans on Torture Didn’t Bind Bush I think the title says it all. More secrecy and deceit from the Bush administration. Not only are some of our soliders guilty of torture, but Rumseld and co. apparently were prepared for legal contingencies well ahead of time, absolving themselves of responsibility and once again holding Bush – and by extension, America – outside of international law:
“The March memorandum, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday, is the latest internal legal study to be disclosed that shows that after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks the administration’s lawyers were set to work to find legal arguments to avoid restrictions imposed by international and American law.”
That’s a big ‘ol “fuck you” to the Geneva Conventions. It’s really difficult for me to watch this sort of thing happen again and again. I’m off to contribute to John Kerry’s campaign. The man speaks French after all, he should be able to read the Conventions in their original rendering!