White House invloved in torture at a high level--
from AP and ABC news--
"Not all of the principals who attended were fully comfortable with the White House meetings.
The ABC News report portrayed Ashcroft as troubled by the discussions, despite agreeing that the interrogations methods were legal.
'Why are we talking about this in the White House?' the network quoted Ashcroft as saying during one meeting. 'History will not judge this kindly."' "
History will not judge this kindly? What? How about indignation that torture is immoral? Maybe they should have had the meetings at Jo's Strip and Tease Club. Oh, I forgot. Ethical John Ashcroft can't see titties, but hey--torture a guy and dehumanize him until he shits his pants and dies--no problem. Let's give him the Mr. Ethics-in-Action award.
We shouldn't do this in the White House because it can be linked to the President. Hell of an answer. It's kind of like asking your kid why he has ten bags of weed on his desk. Area you dealing? No, I smoke a lot.
What is the matter with these people? Geneva Convention? International laws? We don't need no stinking badges! tough guys making tough choices. Oh, what? The international community both aids us and abhors us. What, are we the world dominatrix? Lady Freedom in Leather? And no, I am not cutting Clinton slack as extraordinary extradition started under his watch.
Or am I that naive thinking that in order to be the world moral authority we should be willing to do things ethically?