Sunday, May 16, 2004

Good, but this isn't just about Iraq

Following yesterday's admission that methods used in Iraq violated the Geneva Convention, the US government has changed its interrogation rules for Iraq and barred the use of sleep and sensory deprivation, "dietry manipulation" (hunger and thirst) and stress positions.

This is good, but its important to remember that this isn't just about Iraq. The US has also admitted to using torture in Guantanamo and in the CIA's secret gulag; it must be stamped out there as well. Anything less is as much a betrayal of America's values as what went on in Abu Ghraib.