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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Enhanced Interrogation =Torture

But not to former President, oops V President Cheney...
Didn't the Republicans lose the election?

President Obama spoke at the National Archives building in Washington on Thursday.
Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Obama at the National Archives building on Thursday.

As reported by the NY Times and the Chicago Sun-Times. President Barack Obama mounted a defense of his detainee plan

AAPP: I'm concerned about the President's plan. Why are we Imprisoning detainees who can't be tried and can't be turned loose? Sounds illegal to me.

Get this, Obama conceded that some would end up in U.S. prisons and insisted those facilities were tough enough to house even the most dangerous inmates.

The president also said, "We will be ill-served by the fearmongering that emerges whenever we discuss this issue."

Speaking of fearmongering, enter Dick Cheney, The former vice president offered what amounted to a full-bore repudiation of the new Barack Obama administration.
Text: Cheney's Speech (pdf)

and his plans to close the Guantanamo prison camp on Thursday. He also promised to work with Congress to develop a system for imprisoning detainees who can't be tried and can't be turned loose.
Mr. Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
Mr. Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute.

AAPP: All I have to say at this point is, the folks at Physicians For Human Rights are right. Enhanced Interrogation=Torture
  • The CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" are methods of torture.
  • They can cause severe and often irreversible harm.
  • Under American law, they are war crimes.
  • The use of torture against detainees in US custody has degraded the discipline, traditions, and honor of our armed services and our country.

For these reasons, the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" should be immediately and explicitly prohibited by the United States - PERIOD!

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