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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Two Generals Take Cheney to Task for Torture

Generals Charles C. Krulack and Joesph P. Hoar have spoken out denouncing Cheney and his torture rhetoric. The Generals understand that torture is wrong,that it is harmful to the United States and it's citizens, and makes us less safe in the world, so why didn't Cheney?

Excerpts from article:
"In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Cheney applauded the ``enhanced interrogation techniques'' -- what we used to call ``war crimes'' because they violated the Geneva Conventions, which the United States instigated and has followed for 60 years. Cheney insisted the abusive techniques were ``absolutely essential in saving thousands of American lives and preventing further attacks against the United States.'' He claimed they were ``directly responsible for the fact that for eight years, we had no further mass casualty attacks against the United States. It was good policy . . . It worked very, very well.''

Generals Charles C. Krulack and Joesph P. Hoar's response:

"Repeating these assertions doesn't make them true. We now see that the best intelligence, which led to the capture of Saddam Hussein and the elimination of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was produced by professional interrogations using non-coercive techniques. When the abuse began, prisoners told interrogators whatever they thought would make it stop."

"In the fear that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Americans were told that defeating Al Qaeda would require us to ``take off the gloves.'' As a former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and a retired commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, we knew that was a recipe for disaster."

Thank You Sirs!!!!!
It is time for the American People to reclaim what Bush ,Rumsfield and Cheney took from us. They tried to steal the Soul of this Country. Not because they were Republicans but because they are with-out conscious.
Once again;Thank You Generals Charles C. Krulack and Joesph P. Hoar ,
It is a good feeling to know that you stand by and honor your Oath to us and this country.

Fear was noexcuse to condone Torture

1 comment:

  1. Great post Faith !

    It should be jail for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, Rice, Yoo and all those who were party to the torture authorisation. It's the least that can happen to them. As far as I can remember- according to the Geneva Conventions, those who were involved in the crime, as accessories to the authorisation, can also be charged with the War Crime.

    Furthermore, if anyone dies under torture capital punishment can be included as the penalty. From what I have read, Cheney, Bush, Rice, Yoo and others should be facing the death penalty for what they have done. (But because mistakes can be made, I am philosophically against such punishment, so I'd call for life imprisonment.)

    Someone in a position of power, using US Law, should immediately take these people into custody. I hope that perhaps a US General, backed by his troops, might act decisively here ? The country certainly needs a shake up.