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CIA, Torture and Vice President Cheney

90 senators approved an amendment by Sen.John McCain which requires all agencies of the U.S. government to comply with the Geneva Conventions and international law, which prohibit torture. McCain knows something about the issue, having been himself for five years a victim of brutal torture by the North Vietnamese. So, why are CIA and Vice President Cheney fighting the amendment? In order to understand what's at stake, we propose you this Op-Ed by Jeffrey H.Smith, former general counsel of the CIA. (from the Washington Post).

Reader Comments (2)

This shameful debacle brings up some important points. It highlights the obvious shortcomings of the idea that a president does not have to be particularly impressive or wise as long as he can delegate responsibilities to smart people. Wiith the indictment against Scooter Libby and its implications for Dick Cheney, who initially leaked Valerie Plame's identity, it calls into question the morality of the Vice President's office and thus the entire administration in both the lead up to the Iraq war and the execution of the continuing struggle.

November 10, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterOrewan

Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ by William T. Cavanaugh


http://www.godspy.com/faith/At-odds-with-the-pope-legitimate-authority-and-just-wars.cfm" REL="nofollow">AT ODDS WITH THE POPE: LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY & JUST WARS

November 11, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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