Advocating “Anti-Terror” with Torture?

As some of you may have heard, it’s recently “leaked” that our president feels that torture “may be justified.”Here’s the more “original” story from the Washington Post, with the headling of “Memo Offered Justification for Use of Torture.” However, I know the actual memo is posted online somewhere but I couldn’t find it easily (and am feeling lazy). So, please post it if you find it. This didn’t come as a giaganitic shock to me, since I had already heard on NPR of Gonzales’ defense of using torture weeks ago (though… I can’t find the article now), but it is just so incredibly disgusting and terrifying what the people supposed to be running this country feel they are allowed to do.

On a side note… would there be any way, PD, to make news links/posts a different color, or in a different section, or somehow separate from normal links/posts?

4 Responses to “Advocating “Anti-Terror” with Torture?”

Well I am off to work shortly but I would suggest perhaps trying Micheal Moore’s website. Soungs like the type of thing he might have a link to. Anyway it is quite disturbing that one of the main justification for the use of torture is that the Terrorist will use it.

Gilvoro - January 8th, 2005 at 9:03 am

Well, I went to “”: but the best article on Gonzales’ nomination and his defense of terrorism I could find was “‘Veterans’ groups speak out against Gonzales’ nomination'”: on the main page, and “some older articles”: further back.

But, the real significant thing, shown in recent article, “‘Opinion: Tortured answers'”: (which I found off of the “Newsmap”: discusses the memo better, and his side-stepping defense of it during his nomination hearing this week for Attorney General:

“The memorandum, which was repudiated by the administration on the eve of Gonzales’ hearing, said that the president could approve of torture and override any law or treaty as part of his warmaking powers. It also defined torture very narrowly and said there could be a necessity defense for its use.

While Gonzales declared that he opposed the use of torture, he refused to say whether he thought the president would be bound by a law barring it.”

And that’s all I’ve got for now…

Teisha - January 8th, 2005 at 11:39 am

Sigh, well at least we still have the moral high ground… no wait perhaps that went away with the native americans, or the blacks, or the Japanese…

Gilvoro - January 7th, 2005 at 11:51 pm

Content-packed post, Teisha… Mmmm.. delicious….

Though actually, I couldn’t find the memo online either. Hmm.

Paradoxdruid - January 8th, 2005 at 3:23 am

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