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Sunday, January 13, 2008

US Intelligence Chief says water-boarding 'would be torture'!

Whatever happened to the biblical commandment of Christ's "Do unto others as you would like done unto you"? Well, in the wacky world of America's neo-cons the answer is NOT A LOT! But now the US Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell has said it "would be torture" if he were subjected to it. "Whether it's torture by anybody else's definition, for me it would be torture." I'd say that anyone receiving such treatment would put it on the torture list. That's a no-brainer, but in the recent past no-brainers have missed the reckoning and reasoning of a lot, including the rationale of such deep thinkers as Donald Rumsfeld!

Can we await a similar statement from Rumsfeld, or will he be sticking to his mantra? I bet if he was subjected to it, he'd be be bleating about it being torture. That's why change is wanted because the double-standards and two-faced policy making that have given us such stuff is in dire need of being swept aside.


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