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  •  Thank you for posting this.. (4.00)
    every American needs to see what was, AND STILL IS being done in their name.

    Dick Cheney has disgraced this country.  He is responsible for much more than the shooting of one lawyer in Texas.  He is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands and the torture of hundreds.

    There will be justice.

    •  perhaps George W can do another (4.00)
      comedy routine with these photos: "no WMD's here, huh?  Maybe we'll ask this next fellow.  So you don't know nothing about no WMD's either?  What a surprise.  wink wink.  Let's ask another guy..."

      "pulp is fiction, blogs are hope, long live electricity"

      by dash888 on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 07:42:50 PM PST

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      •  Bush wants the power to torture at will (none)
         
        When President Bush signed the torture ban bill in January 2006,
        he reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief.

        After approving the bill... Bush issued a ''signing statement" -- an official document in which a president lays out his interpretation of a new law -- declaring that he will view the interrogation limits in the context of his broader powers to protect national security. This means Bush believes he can waive the restrictions, the White House and legal specialists said.

        ''The executive branch shall construe [the law] in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President . . . as Commander in Chief," Bush wrote, adding that this approach ''will assist in achieving the shared objective of the Congress and the President . . . of protecting the American people from further terrorist attacks."

        Some legal specialists said yesterday that the president's signing statement, which was posted on the White House website but had gone unnoticed over the New Year's weekend, raises serious questions about whether he intends to follow the law.

        Bush knows about what has gone on under his directive as commander in chief, and he obviously approves because he has claimed the power to do more of the same.

        ...even tho CIA officers and others have stated that torture doesn't work. even after Gen. Taguba said that 70% of the ppl in the prisons in Iraq were innocent of any crime, even when the Int'l Red Cross put the number at 80%. even tho we know of ppl who have been released who were innocent who were also tortured.

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