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Published:February 4th, 2008 08:16 EST
Will Torture end with next U.S. President?

Will Torture end with next U.S. President?

By SOP newswire

[As submitted to the SOP by Human Rights First and Care2.*]

This week, our new Attorney General Michael Mukasey had a disappointing debut before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as he dodged questions and failed to admit that waterboarding is torture. His refusal to rule on whether waterboarding is illegal is the latest failure by the Bush Administration, and undermines our nation's values to the core.

Words simply can't capture my outrage at this Administration -- it's still politics as usual. So if the current Administration won't put an end to torture, let's make sure the next one will »

We desperately need new leadership in Washington, with an administration that will never allow torture to happen again in America's name.

This year, we have the chance to elect a President who rejects torture and restores America's honor. And with the candidates scrambling for votes this weekend as Super Tuesday approaches, now is the time to deliver this message. Let's tell the presidential candidates that torture is not the answer »

"Mock drowning, hypothermia, "outsourcing" torture to other countries... These techniques are not only shameful, they also do not work. Torture is ineffective, it undermines our values, and it hardens hearts and minds against us. Torture is never the answer.

Good, strong leadership is the answer. This year, we could elect a President who rejects torture and restores America's honor. With the candidates scrambling for votes and Super Tuesday around the corner, now is the time to deliver this message. Speak out today!" Read the petition >> 

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