Friday, March 03, 2006

U.S. Cites Exception in Torture Ban

Wow.

America used to stand for Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
Now, it seems like we are the Land of the Torture, and Home to the Spies.
The McCain amendment banned torture. This is the same amendment that Bush issued a "signing statement", which basically means if necessary, he can bypass it to protect national security.
But according to the article, the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, removes general access to U.S. courts for all Guantanamo Bay captives. Which means that if there is proof that there is torture at Guatanamo Bay in Cuba (and they are breaking the law), there isn't a damn thing anyone can do.

And he (somehow, and supposedly) got the majority vote in 2004.


U.S. Cites Exception in Torture Ban