Sun Sep 24 23:42:04 CEST 2006

Geneva conventions apply (sort of) in the USA


So, CIA thugs can now get prosecuted if they use techniques
like waterboarding, hypothermia or extended sleep
deprivation. If the US government chooses to do so, that
is. And by the way, the victims of this torture can't take
this to the courts.(http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2006/09/22/usint14253.htm) 

Disgusting. This was supposed to be a comprimise between
the Bush administration and the rebellious Republican
Senators, among them John McCain. What kind of comprimise is
this? It seems to just pay lip service to the Geneva
Conventions. But meanwhile in dungeons around the world,
people will still be tortured. After all, if they can't
contact the courts, and the US government has no legal
obligation to tell people where their prisoners are... well
whats the difference? 

"The bill would still allow a suspect to be convicted and
executed based on a coerced confession," according to Kenneth
Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.

This War on Terror Global Struggle against
Violent Extremism is turning the US into their opponent. Makes
me sick.