drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

What Moral Clarity????


We are in a time of transferring the tax liabilities unto the unicorn baby jesus!!!! This is not the time to be bogging down our military experts with legal quandaries that are really complex and difficult!!!:
Remember that? it seems like only yesterday we were being told that our foreign policy had been distilled to a distinct, black and white battle between good 'n evul.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees” this morning, Brigadier General Thomas W. Hartmann, the legal adviser at Guantanamo Bay, repeatedly refused to call the hypothetical waterboarding of an American pilot by the Iranian military torture. “I’m not equipped to answer that question,” said Hartmann.
GRAHAM: You mean you’re not equipped to give a legal opinion as to whether or not Iranian military waterboarding, secret security agents waterboarding downed airmen is a violation of the Geneva Convention?

HARTMANN: I am not prepared to answer that question, Senator.
It's obvious to me that that because the administration has clearly committed war crimes, they have to take the Alberto Gonzales position that the Geneva Conventions are quaint artifacts of an earlier time and simply abrogate them altogether.
This Air Force General, a legal advisor for Guantanamo, is unwilling to say that waterboarding an American airman is illegal under the Geneva Conventions. That means that the new policy of the United States is that waterboarding is a-ok.

[ cf Moral Clarity ]

Well it's not like Water Bording is GAY or anything....
Tags: torture, war, war_crimes

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