Skip to comments.(MPLS Star & Sickle)Editorial: Congress should prohibit cruelty, torture
Posted on 08/02/2005 6:29:06 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
Three military veterans in the Senate -- one a Vietnam POW, one a military lawyer, one a veteran of both World War II and Korea, and all Republicans in good standing -- want Congress to prohibit the "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of all people detained by the U.S. military, no matter what their status. The Bush administration has threatened to veto their effort. Here are 10 reasons the bill Sens. John McCain, John Warner and Lindsay Graham are championing deserves support, and why the White House is wrong to oppose it:
It is ludicrous on its face to argue, as the White House does, that prohibiting cruelty usurps presidential authority. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law gives the president such authority in the first place.
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Oh puleeze ... not these three.
Perhaps the best way to alleviate the cruelty and torture accusations is to shoot them on site so they won't "suffer."
We definitely need a Terrorist Protection Bill.
Do we earn bonus points from our European allies? No, they'll still be anti-American.
Will we get a gold star from the Muslim community? No, we'll look weak.
Will this somehow insure that no American, civilian or military, will be beheaded by the Islamists? No, they'll still hate us.
Will it make Democrats in the Senate feel more warmly toward Republicans in the Senate? For about ten seconds. Maybe...
Will this earn McCain, et al, a bunch of "Attaboys" from the MSM? Well, yes, it probably will.
By a process of elimination, I believe we have arrived at the real, underlying reason for this initiative...
Who cares what the Strib thinks ?
Warner fears panties on his head ~ Elizabeth Taylor did horrid things to him and he will never forget.
Man, that image in my brain just won't go away now.
I hear that ol' Liz was hell on wheels with a cat o' nine tails, too.
I think Odessa in Brazil is a tad pissed over todays argument's
Agreed...& step one should be to ban publication of the MPLS Star-Tribune...
Make it a capital crime too!
That sounds like a plan.
What an incredibly stupid trio.
The voices of defeat within the republican party. Possibly they believe that by making the world a safer place for islamofascist terrorism, they will be the last to have their throats cut.
Actually McCain and a number of other repubs have been paid lobbyists/lapdogs of islamo terrorists for quite some time. McCain was one of the "loudest" supporters of the clintoon war of aggression against Yugoslavia during the 90's. In 1999, McCain was pressuring clintoon to use ground troops in Kosovo while receiving payoff $$$'s from KLA.