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Sen. John McCain opposes torture - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
One person's lack of comprehension does not equal another's consent.
Sen. John McCain opposes torture
I've just read McCain opposes Bush's latest bill for new laws to authorize torture! Under the Geneva convention torture is banned yet up until now there was a question as to whether Bush authorized it anyway.

Now there is NO question! As most people know, Sen. John McCain was a POW and IIRC tortured while in captivity, so of course he'd object.

You know, just when I start to think Bush will finish his term without being impeached he has to go and do something like this. You'd think he wants to be impeached!


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ravensun From: ravensun Date: September 21st, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, in point of fact, the Geneva Convention banns torture under VERY specific circumstances. It says nothing of cheaters who run around in civillian clothing and blow themselves up in the middle of a crowded mosque. I posted the circumstances under which the GC banns torture on my LJ a few days ago, and frankly, IMO, terrorists don't qualify for protection under that.

I'll be honest and say I don't like the idea of torture - in the middle ages we learned it doesn't work except to get a confession of anything just to make it stop - but there is a definite difference between 'hard questioning' and 'torture'.
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