July 20th, 2008 18:20 EST
UK: Bush Administration Lies About Torture
Oprah Winfrey does not binge on bon bons, Dr. Phil isn`t a bald-headed jerk, Britney Spears doesn`t have mental problems, John McCain doesn`t have issues with TelePrompTers, Snoop Dogg doesn`t own a bong, Joan Rivers never had any plastic surgery, and the United States government does not torture.
Domestic and foreign critics have long accused the Bush administration of outsourcing torture to dictatorships that have no qualms about inflicting horrific pain on hapless victims. Impartial human rights organization, like Amnesty International, have also blasted the Bush regime for condoning torture.
Some folks put their heads in the sand, and insist that Bush isn`t an idiot and the United States doesn`t torture.
But now prominent government officials of England, our most faithful ally, are accusing the United States of torture.
"Britain can no longer believe what Americans tell us about torture, an MPs` report to be published today claims. They also call for an immediate investigation into allegations that the UK government has itself `outsourced` the torture of its own nationals to Pakistan.
In a damning criticism of US integrity, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said ministers should no longer take at face value statements from senior politicians, including George Bush, that America does not resort to torture in the light of the CIA admitting it used `waterboarding`. The interrogation technique was unreservedly condemned by Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who said it amounted to torture."
Quotation from .Guardian.Co.UK
The rationale for invading and occupying Iraq was built on lies -- how can any intelligent person believe anything that emanates from the White House?
Western nations shouldn`t extradite any suspected terrorists to the United States, at least not while George Bush is sitting in the Oval Office. They will be complicit in torture if they acquiesce to the demands of the imperial United States.
"UN convention bars sending individuals to nations where they are at risk of being tortured."
Quotation from Guardian.Co.UK
The civilized nations of the world must respect human rights, the Geneva Conventions and the UN Convention and refuse to send any suspected terrorists to the Bush regime.
Bush lied and thousands died, Bush continues to lie and scores of suspected terrorists are being tortured in places like Pakistan.
I commend British MP`s for speaking out against torture, but why don`t our congresspersons and senators condemn Bush`s use of torture in the so-called war on terror?