drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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Should America Support Criminalizing Crime????

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has admitted for the first time that she led high-level discussions beginning in 2002 with other senior Bush administration officials about subjecting suspected al-Qaeda terrorists detained at military prisons to the harsh interrogation technique known as waterboarding, according to documents released late Wednesday by Carl Levin, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

Responding in writing to questions by Levin, who will convene a hearing today on the administration’s interrogation program, John B. Bellinger, Rice’s legal adviser at the State Department, said they recalled participating in meetings with Ashcroft and then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in July 2002 about an Army and Air Force survival training program called Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) meant to prepare U.S. soldiers for abuse they might suffer if captured by an outlaw regime.

[ cf Rice Admits She Led High-Level White House Talks About Torture ]
Ah yes....

Do folks not understand that SERE was not about how to get actual actionable information out of information containers??? It was about training the folks how to deal with persons who may not respect the rule of law....

Oh well....

Who knows, some day, americans may want to be able to have a moral standard that will mandate that law be legal.

Hey kids, what if america were both in an election cycle, and in a time of "war like related activities programmes, and funding bills".... do you think americans should be allowed to go ahead and discuss if americans would want to support war crimes more or less....
Tags: torture, war, war_crimes
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