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Obama Vows No Torture in War Against Terrorism
FoxNews.com ^ | Friday, January 09, 2009

Posted on 01/09/2009 11:36:48 AM PST by Joiseydude

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama said Friday his administration would not compromise its ideals to fight terrorism, and he has told his new intelligence chiefs that he expects the Geneva Conventions to be honored.

"I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture," Obama said, when asked at the news conference whether he would continue a policy of harsh interrogation. "We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. We will uphold our highest ideals."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2008; bhogwot; cicobama
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To: Joiseydude

So 0bama plans to follow GWB’s lead regarding the Geneva Convention. That’s good.


51 posted on 01/09/2009 12:25:37 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Russ
It works, just ask McCain.

Remember, Obama constantly lies, so he will torture anyone who gets in his way. Just wait until a few deals he thinks he has negotiated go bad.

52 posted on 01/09/2009 12:27:07 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Joiseydude

“Obama Vows No Torture in War Against Terrorism”

...smooth move ex-lax. Way to lose a war that we’re winning. Of course, that’s the goal isn’t it?


53 posted on 01/09/2009 12:28:21 PM PST by albie
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To: The Electrician

Remember when reporters asked the Empty Suit what he would do if Russia made an aggressive move and he was President at the time? I believe he said he’d bring them before the U.N. Security Council and request a vote on sanctions. And then someone had to remind him that Russia has VETO power on the UNSC.

He’s an affirmative action idiot.


54 posted on 01/09/2009 12:31:49 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Joiseydude

Hey Obama - put your money where your mouth is, make it a Constitutional amendment banning the use of torture. What’s the point of not having torture for just 4 years?
How convenient, the research and procedures on torture will simply sit on a bookshelf till the next time our government needs them.


55 posted on 01/09/2009 12:35:54 PM PST by jstassis
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To: Joiseydude

His administration will be four years of torture for millions worldwide.


56 posted on 01/09/2009 12:40:16 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Blue Turtle
Brilliant....during war, its always good to tell your enemies there will be no torture.

That way they'll like us, and then they won't be our enemies anymore. It's all so simple. (/sarc)
57 posted on 01/09/2009 12:46:04 PM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Joiseydude
Might want to rethink your position.
58 posted on 01/09/2009 12:54:48 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Joiseydude

“So what does that leave, harsh langauge?”

Yes, a stern lecture and time-outs will make them talk.


59 posted on 01/09/2009 1:06:51 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Joiseydude

So he’s continuing the Bush policy?

There never WAS “torture”, dillhole.


60 posted on 01/09/2009 1:13:18 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: pandoraou812
IMO the Geneva Convention doesn’t apply to terrorists.

That is more than just your opinion. The clear wording of the GC says it only applies to uniformed troops of a recognized nation. I like your idea of a garrote made of pig intestines. A little bacon grease incorporated into all of our munitions would suit me.

Bacon grease is highly flammable so how about making an air burst bomb with it? Detonate over those terrorist funeral celebrations. The bacon grease would get dispersed in a fine mist with a secondary charge to ignite it. Hog napalm.

61 posted on 01/09/2009 1:38:46 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Joiseydude

What about enhanced interrogation?? such as panties over the head etc.


62 posted on 01/09/2009 1:40:41 PM PST by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: Right Cal Gal; TigersEye

I like the mini series Deadwood. I like the idea of Woo’s pig sty. Line a bunch of muslims up to watch their fellow terrorists get eaten alive by the pigs. We don’t torture...the pigs do it all for us. Plus no mess to clean up. I bet they would talk after that.


63 posted on 01/09/2009 1:57:27 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: Joiseydude

That’s too bad.

Using torture puts us in such good company: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7820069.stm


64 posted on 01/09/2009 2:02:45 PM PST by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: TigersEye
Hog napalm

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Sounds good to me!

65 posted on 01/09/2009 2:07:50 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: pandoraou812

Sounds like take no prisoners to me.


66 posted on 01/09/2009 4:04:56 PM PST by Eaglefixer
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To: Joiseydude
I suppose serving lemon chicken and rice pilaf more than once a week was a bit harsh. Now our interrogators will have to go with a wider menu.

I'm sure our deadly enemies will appreciate the kind thoughts and now spill their guts.

67 posted on 01/09/2009 4:21:32 PM PST by Gritty (Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - Michelle Obama)
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To: Eaglefixer

I guess not. However since terrorists have no rules why should we? I don’t believe in trying to be fair to people who have no intention of doing anything but kill us...


68 posted on 01/09/2009 10:15:13 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: Joiseydude

Does this mean he will stop speaking publicly?


69 posted on 01/09/2009 10:16:16 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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