Saturday, November 19, 2005

NEWS: Torture, Rhetoric & The Patriot Act

If you're interested in learning more about the debate over the Patriot Act or the use of turture during interrogations, you might find these articles interesting. A news search will turn up a lot more, especially as we head toward the end of the year.

John McCain, a former POW, on turture:

After uploading this post, I received an interesting e-mail from our friends at GOPUSA (content from Center for Individual Freedom). I don't know how I got on their mailing list, but I find their articles very interesting (in a surreal sort of way). Listen to this rhetoric about McCain's amendment to clearly forbid all forms of turture during interrogation. The flames burn hotter and hotter.

France, Belgium and Germany are in flames. Is America Next?

Several weeks ago, McCain "snookered" the GOP-controlled Senate into adding an amendment to the $440-billion military spending bill that would extend to spies, terrorists, and radical Islamic jihadists the same rights U.S. citizens enjoy under the Constitution.

If the McCain amendment passes, our military interrogators will no longer be able to question suspected suicide bombers and murderers of women and children without the ACLU looking over their shoulder -- ready to haul some poor enlisted man into court just because he yelled at a terrorist or hurt a terrorist's feelings.

This evil, suicidal bill -- if implemented -- would expose Americans to the greatest danger in the history of our nation: The planting of explosives on our subways. Suicide bombers killing American women and children. Airline hijackings. Assassinations.

Thank you concerned citizens at GOPUSA for this level-headed, thoughtful analysis of the pending legislation. It looks like there's just one option now because I sure don't want bombings, hijackings, and assasinations. I don't want to vote for something evil and suicidal. That sounds downright un-American.

And now a few links on the Patriot Act:,aid,120730,00.asp

Liberty. Justice for All. Judicial Oversight. Respect. Patriotism. Freedom. Fairness. Safety. Honor. Privacy. Torture. The American Way.

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