US Government Contintues to Fail the Waterboarding Test

State Department lawyer John Bellinger, heretofore not known as an Addington-rabid member of the State Department (he was cut out of the key torture debates), refuses to say that the US would always condemn a foreign power that waterboarded a US citizen. Apparently whatever vague desire our government may have in protecting us against foreign torturers must give way to our government's desire to do some torturing.

Meanwhile, three-star Army General Russel Honore responds to questions about waterboarding by saying that “we've got an obligation to do what the hell we've got to do to make sure we get the mission done.”

Yup, now that we got past that little AG confirmation thing, they're all for it.

What's next, retroactive immunity bills?

This entry was posted in Torture. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.