Monday, October 06, 2008

There are reasons why we oppose torture. Here's one.

From Juan Cole:
One of the reasons the US military prefers to follow the Geneva Conventions, which forbid torture, is that when America tortures it encourages its enemies who capture GIs to torture them. It is therefore sad to know that Bush, Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld ordered that prisoners be tortured and that "the parents of Spc. Byron Wayne Fouty believe he was tortured by his captors . . ." Fouty was from Texas.
Godde have mercy upon him.

And deliver us from all butchers who yield up their humanity to torture, including and especially our own in the White House.

--the BB

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