Monday, July 25, 2005



Shameless

Senator John McCain, who was beaten, tortured, and kept in a tiger cage as a POW during the Vietnam War, has drafted amendments to the upcoming defence appropriations bill which would ensure that the US upheld both its own constitution and its international commitments under the Geneva Conventions and Convention Against Torture. The amendments would prohibit "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of anyone held by the US military anywhere in the world, require that all detainees were registered with the Red Cross, and forbid the use of interrogation techniques not authorised in the appropriate Army field manual. The White House's response to this? Threaten to veto, of course. They simply have no shame whatsoever, do they?

3 comments:

John McCain certainly remains (admittedly, almost by default), on of the better Republicans in America. I wonder what the world would be like know if he'd won the Primaries in 2000 and beaten Gore?

Posted by adrienne : 7/26/2005 02:43:00 AM

John Mcain is a good man to argue this point. He certainly isnt a soft liberal so its hard to argue against him.

Posted by Toonpi : 7/26/2005 07:36:00 AM

What on earth is going on in America? McCain knows what he is talking about and, I guess, feels dishonoured by what has happened in Gitmo and Abu Ghraib. So he's trying to do the right thing and being blocked so that he doesn't restrict "the president's ability to conduct the war on terrorism and protect Americans". Unbelievable.

Posted by Hamish Mack : 7/26/2005 03:35:00 PM