Friday, March 03, 2006

Will history remember George W. Bush as the President who stood for torture?

It damn well should.

Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.

Thing is, the administration lawyers are right, since an amendment was attached to McCain's bill that would not allow Gitmo prisoners to challenge their treatment in court.

And don't think my contempt is only directed at President Bush, I am also disgusted with every member of Congress who approved of this legislation, including John McCain.

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