Monday, July 21, 2008

So the UK cannot trust our assurances

How anyone could trust any word from the mouth of GWB is beyond me. Anyway....

Christy Hardin Smith at Firedoglake pointed me to the news that "The Human Rights Annual Report 2007 [text, PDF] released Sunday by the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee [committee website] recommended that the UK not rely on any assurances made by the US that it does not use torture." (source)

This means the UK would be reluctant to extradite prisoners to the United States. In other words, we have joined the torture nations where one would not want to send even a terrorist.

To think that the United States has come to this.

A special ring in hell for W.
--the BB


it's margaret said...

sigh.... so sad, isn't it!

The Cunning Runt said...

Most definitely. A special ring, with Cheney and Company occupying the one below him.

My elder daughter and I were just talking about "double standards" as they pertain to the United States, and I couldn't help but remember how we hung Japanese soldiers one after the other because they had "waterboarded" our brave GIs.

I'm so friggin' ashamed of my government.

Paul said...

Me too, CR, me too.

Yes, Margaret, sad indeed.

And I want to be proud of the United States again! But it will take a major turn-around. I hope I live long enough to see it.