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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:36 PM
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Bush to Veto Bill Banning Waterboarding
http://breakingnews.nypost.com/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_T...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Bush will veto legislation on Saturday that would have barred the CIA from using waterboarding - a technique that simulates drowning - and other harsh interrogation methods on terror suspects.

Bush has said the bill would harm the government's ability to prevent future attacks. Supporters of the legislation argue that it preserves the United States' right to collect critical intelligence while boosting the country's moral standing abroad.

"The bill would take away one of the most valuable tools on the war on terror, the CIA program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives," deputy White House press secretary Tony Fratto said Friday.

The bill would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.
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that says it all Bush is a war criminal and believes in torturing prisoners
He should be charged by the world courts
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:46 PM
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1. Bush should be in jail --- all of them!!!
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:03 AM
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3. agree
the Geneva Convention just was thrown out the window
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:32 AM
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6. ....I love Amnesty International, but obviously when we get power shifts
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 12:34 AM by defendandprotect
that are as stong as this one going on, there is little opposition and much fear, IMO.

For too long we've had government by thuggery, theft, and violence ---
and when those characteristics appear it's hard to blame many for running for cover ---

Plus, even when good information appears which would overturn some of this evil, no one is
powerful enough to really get the information across.

Meanwhile, our "free press" is not running around telling the public that we have government by
corruption and violence --- !!!

It's been fearful cheerleaders and/or willing cheerleaders ---




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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:03 AM
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2. 'Bush has said the bill would harm the government's ability to prevent future attacks.'
Thanks George Orwell Bush.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:35 AM
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7. Waterboarding = winning = democracy
Sick f****s ---
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:05 AM
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4. I guess George wants the US to be number one in another area:
Gross violation of civil rights.

:grr: :grr: :grr:

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:10 AM
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5. There are days that I am all but proud to be an American
and this is one of them
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:37 AM
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8. The moment he vetos the ban on an outlawed form of torture, the Dems will move to impeach
Right?

I'd better put this: :sarcasm:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:51 AM
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9. Of course
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