Monday, June 05, 2006

Torture, Reprise

The U.S. doesn't condone torture, the Bushbucker-in-Chief has said repeatedly, the U.S. doesn't torture prisoners. He says while prisoners are tortured. Indeed, Julian E. Barnes reports in today's L.A. Times that the Pentagon wants to omit from the Army Field Manual any mention of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions prohibiting "degrading and humiliating treatment" of prisoners. apparently because the rough and tumble techniques applied at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and those black holes have been so effective in combatng 'terriors,' especially those running wild in Iraq and Afghanistan. For Pentagon, as the article makes clear, substitute civilian leadership, plus Cheney and his thugs and the Bushbucker-in-Chief. Common Article 3 is apparently intended to cover non-traditional combatants in civil wars and non-combatants, but the Bushbuckers, for all the reasons the Dog has chewed over in previous blogs, have to make the Islamist terriors a new kind of enema in a new kind of war--one never anticipated before--because otherwise it would be clear even to the dimmest bulb that the Bushbuckers brought new meaning to the phrase, 'fuck up,' as in 'they really fucked up' prior to 9/11, which they did and they still are. As to Common Article 3, the U.S. has a moral and legal responsibility to abide by them. Failure to do so would seem to this Dog to constitute a war crime and leave everyone up the chain of command liable to prosecution for same.

1 comment:

elendil said...

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few other NGOs, have designated June Torture Awareness Month. We've created a blogroll you can join if you're interested. You can find it here. The idea is that everyone is linked to from the blogroll, and in exchange, you discuss torture (as you already do), and link to the Torture Awareness site to help support the NGOs.

There's a lot of bloggers concerned about human rights abuse in the War on Terror. If we coordinate, we can show our support and help Amnesty and HRW make Torture Awareness Month a success.