Sunday, October 16, 2005

George W. Bush: A Disgrace to America

Helen Thomas (God bless you, Darlin'!) lays the lumber to Bush in this editorial carried by the Houston Chronicle. The subject is Bush's sickening stand in defense of the right to use torture against our enemies.

We should oppose the torture of enemy combatants both on grounds of simple humanitarian decency and to protect our own service people in situations in which they are prisoners. Bush's threat to veto the Senate's action prohibiting physical abuse by members of the armed forces is one of the most obscene and disgraceful acts in the history of the American Presidency.

As Thomas Jefferson said in 1820 in regard to slavery, so we must say it now:
I tremble for my country when I consider that God is just.

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