Ain't this sumthin

the boot-licking U.S. Senate last night gave President Bush the legal authority to abduct and sexually mutilate American citizens and American children in the name of the war on terror.
You need to RUN, not walk, to drug rehab! :p


It never ceases to amaze me the double standards employed by the American government - and not just recently either.
Imagine the outcry if US citizens were detained in a foreign country for years without trial because the government of that country said they were a threat to their security. Now imagine if the only trial they were to be offered was in a special court where normal checks and balances don't apply - they were offered less protection than one of their citizens.
Imagine how long it would be before the troops are sent in to "rescue" them.
The US must set the right example. If you want other countries to respect law and order and human rights then you can't trample over those very ideals yourself. Treat others as you expect to be treated, regardless of the accusations, and you will garner respect. Disdain and contempt is all that Americans can get now.


I'm not sure what we're trying to accomplish with this. To any even casual observer, it looks like we're endorsing torture. Freedom and democracy is supposed to be it's own moral justification. What makes it different from any other system, including extremist, if we allow this type of behavior?

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