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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:18 AM
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US sounds alarm on human rights
Good piece in the Boston Globe.

I particularly like this quote from Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Kozak (quite the title btw)

"The president's been very clear on the issue of torture, which is we are against it, and by torture, by anyone's common-sense definition of it, not some fancy definition."

Oh my no we can't have those hifalutin definitions getting in the way of righteous justice!

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2005/03/01/us... /
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:22 AM
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1. cough! cough! choke! choke! You must be kidding...
The entire rest of the world must think this is some sort of leaked script from MAD TV!
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:25 AM
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2. WTF? How can anyone read this and NOT conclude that
we've slipped over into the Bizarro universe?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:31 AM
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3. So Rush pigboy's definition of rape & murder as "frat pranks" is "fancy"?
Every time these idiots squatting in the WH say something their utter astounding hypocrisy and bullshit just drop us all further into danger as they make the world hate us more.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:35 AM
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4. Hello, Mr Kozak? Reality on line 2.....
I think this guy is 'out of the loop'.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:49 AM
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5. IRONY ALERT:
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 11:49 AM
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6. I HAVE to respond b4 I go out into my pure white wilderness here
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in Northern Ontario where Bush is just another 4-letter word

From the posted Article:


Sections of the report about Egypt, Libya, and Iran cite the following as torture: sleep deprivation, stripping and blindfolding, prolonged solitary confinement with sensory deprivation, long confinement in contorted positions -- known as ''stress and duress" techniques in the United States -- and the submerging of an individual in water.

''These are all techniques that were officially approved at various points that the Department of Justice has argued were not torture," said Tom Malinowski, a spokesman for Human Rights Watch.

In a statement released yesterday, Amnesty International criticized the US practice known as ''extraordinary rendition" -- the covert transfer of prisoners in US custody to countries where torture during interrogation is routine.

/snip/

''This administration is apparently dealing from both sides of the deck, condemning countries for their use of torture while simultaneously delivering detainees into their prison cells," Dr. William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said yesterday.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Kozak said yesterday that extraordinary rendition ''happens all the time,"



like we are surprised? :shrug:

The US isn't fooling anyone, except it's brain-dead Faux-infected voters, which is a shame - cuz that crowd put Junior back in power for another 4 years

OK all you macho war-lovers -

Just see where this gets the USA in the long run in the World's eyes -

Even Canuks up here, the USA's #1 trade partner, is forging deals with China and Russia for the products that the WH "punishes" us with for not kowtowing to their drumbeat

Wake up Murikkka!

Ur pissing the whole world off to the extent they want to destroy you!!!

Not with bombs or bullets,

Ur Economy will do just fine ...

even little guys can fight, in different ways

:smoke:



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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 12:24 PM
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7. By my common-sense definition
we're torturing people. Who is the "anyone" whose "common sense definition" he's talking about? No one in this administration has any. These people are EVIL.
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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 12:33 PM
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8. ROTFLMAO!
Guess who has the highest prison rate in the world?

701 out of 100,000 united states citizens are in jail.

Russia is second with 532 out of 100,000

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/rel/icps/worldbrief/highest...
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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 12:44 PM
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10. Guess who leads the planet in executions??
United States, China, and Iran--the Axis of Executioners!!

Only the US and Somalia haven't ratified the Convention of Rights of the Child!!



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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 12:42 PM
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9. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
The world is laughing its a$$ off--only US sheeple believe this human rights shit that the US publishes as a smoke screen to cover up its own abysmal record of human rights abuses.

Here's a link to the State Dept. report. Can you spell HYPOCRISY? :crazy:

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2004/41586.htm

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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 01:23 PM
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11. In her confirmation hearings, Condi supported torture.
Edited on Tue Mar-01-05 01:24 PM by Az_lefty
two faced hypocrites! Boxer dragged it out of her.
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