Posted by: Jim | May 25, 2005

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President Bush, Stop the Torture

Amnesty International is saying that Guantanamo Bay has created a “new lexicon for abuse and torture.” They are

– The Red Cross has found evidence of torture.

– Released detainees are claiming they have been tortured.

– Even the FBI has found evidence of torture.

The only group saying that there is no torture is the US Military. No surprise there.

Just because we were viciously attacked on 9/11 does not mean that our values should be abandoned. Those who don’t protest such treatment of these detainees would say that our enemy would not understand the language of peace. That may be true, but there is no proof that these are our enemies. Many have been held for years without being charged with any crime.

These activities are making a mockery the values we cherish. Not since the McCarthy Hearings have we so thoroughly forgotten them.

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