President Thumbscrews and his rubber stamps in congress just don't get it. They don't understand that whether the US engages in torture says more about us than about our enemies.
As John Aravios so elegantly illustrates:
And when George W Bush stands up in front of the world and says "The United States does not toture," the rest of the world will know it is a lie, because they have been watching the open assault on the Geneva Conventions, and heard Bush say:
Common Article III of the Geneva Convention . . . says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It's very vague. What does that mean, "outrages upon human dignity"?George, if you have to ask that is a sure sign that you are a true moral cripple. And your attempts to lawyer up the Geneva Convention make the US a moral cripple in the eyes of the world. And history will damn you for that.