Friday, March 7, 2008

Bush gives yet another green light to torture

This Saturday Bush is going to veto legislation banning the CIA from using water boarding. Though this is yet another disgusting, though not unsurprising, Bush act, what is equally as troublesome is that the vaunted 'anti-torture' legislation still allows the CIA to use some 19 interrogation techniques in the field! If anyone has skimmed through the Kubark Manual, the CIA's how-to torture technique compiled through rigorous torture and experimentation on Vietnamese, South and Central Americans, and Irish people throughout the 20th century, it is clear that anything short of banning torture will be useless.

By the way, Waterboarding was a common tactic in the Spanish Inquisition.