Monday, March 16, 2009
This article is about a 2007 International Committee of the Red Cross, the organization that monitors violations of the Geneva Conventions, that prisoners were tortured under the Bush administration. This is bad on so many levels. First, it is against the principles that have guided this nation from its beginning. The United States has been a leader over its history in crafting treaties that prohibit such methods. Secondly, if we torture, it is more likely that our own soldiers will be tortured upon being captured. And, most importantly, professional interrogators DON'T USE IT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T WORK. Maybe the one being tortured will give you accurate information. More likely, he will tell you anything to make the torture stop. And the interrogator doesn't know what information is valid and what isn't.
Posted by Mary Amanda Axford at 11:20 AM