Now Playing: Reality Check .....Duhhhhh it passes I can't believe it!
Topic: Torture & Abuse
Numerous Facts Provided & Copied from "Human Rights First"
Great News... last night's Senate decision, after a fierce and drawn-out battle, to pass Sen. John McCain's anti-torture amendment. His amendment passed by a remarkable 90-9 vote. :-)
Boldly challenging the White House, the Senate sent a clear message that there is a torture problem, it must be fixed, and the time is now. Torture will not be tolerated.
(Damn do you think we should??) what a bunch of ignorant swindlers...hell no there shouldn't be torture !! Ge Wizz are they retarded? I a dumbfounded that we need to go through this process and have to force the White House to act ethnically. This ignorant process to define morally and what is right and wrong concerning Torture and abuse should be basic ethics type of policy and not need this discovery process so far into the 21st Century The US having to need to be define our standing policy or be so confused we don't know "what is right anymore?" I blame this all on the Bush Crime Family and the Neocon cronies that orchestrated this mess.
What an embarrassment we are to the rest of the world. Freedom my ass! We are a cruel torturous country that has prisons outside its borders in order to violate USA Laws(sic) and we capture citizens of all ages and hold with out trials or charges for indefinitely. Makes you the reader to be represented by our Federal Government and their behavior to do this, I don't know about you , but I can't stand to be represented like this.I am ashamed.
Only nine Senators (Boooo!) withheld their support: Allard (R-CO), Bond (R-MO), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Cornyn (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), and Stevens (R-AK). Sen. Bill Frist,(What-A-JERK!-First) who had been blocking this amendment, amazingly voted for the provision. Do you see a certain Party Trend here ...Oh! They all are Republicans..wow!? Birds of a feather flock together...
In addition to the letter from 28 retired senior military leaders informally coordinated by Human Rights First to support Senator McCain, former Secretary of State Colin Powell also endorsed the amendment yesterday. He wrote in a letter to Sen. McCain: "The world will note that America is making a clear statement with respect to the expected future behavior of our soldiers. Such a reaction will help deal with the terrible public diplomacy crisis created by Abu Ghraib."
Well Golllllllyyyyy I sure hope so!
Senator McCain's amendment, which sets a clear standard for U.S. interrogations of detainees and prohibits torture, goes a long way to ensure that the atrocities committed by U.S. troops at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere will never be repeated.
But we have major obstacles ahead. We still face fierce opposition from the White House, which threatened just yesterday to veto the amendment. Also, the legislation now moves to a House-Senate Conference Committee, where it will face strong opposition.
Good God this is stupid but it is so fricken true ....!
....THE REALITY SEEPS INTO YOUR MIND EVER SO SLOWLY .....LIKE THIS STORY we just read about
THE "ZEBRA 3 REPORTS" ARE
ABOUT BRINGING THE "unHEARD-OF-TRUTH" TO SLEEPING AMERICA
This site from Human Rights First which has a list and the letter that a bunch of Military leaders signed about torture and common sense. Whoaa!
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/us_law/etn/pdf/mccain-100305.pdfit is a nice that some are not sleeping here in America.
But will their voices be heard? ........Huh?
Joe Anybody here saying
STARTS WITH YOUR VOICE!
SPEAK OUT AGAINST TORTURE! AND WAR"
Posted by joe-anybody at 1:10 AM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 October 2005 11:06 PM PDT