Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Water Boarding-It's Not Torture, It's HARSH TREATMENT...DUHHHH

So, the Pentagon has released a now defunct memo wherein it is explained that the President's power usurps even God's power in a time of war, and authorizes torture as long as the original intent was not to torture? Did you follow that reasoning? We did not intend to waterboard that detainee, things just kind of got out of hand...you know, like at a toga party, shit just happens.

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago Article Here

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Tuesday made public a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying that President Bush's wartime authority trumps any international ban on torture.

The Justice Department memo, dated March 14, 2003, outlines legal justification for military interrogators to use harsh tactics against al-Qaida and Taliban detainees overseas — so long as they did not specifically intend to torture their captors.

Even so, the memo noted, the president's wartime power as commander in chief would not be limited by the U.N. treaties against torture.

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