Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Time of War

Torture memo released by Pentagon - 1 Apr 2008 at 8:56pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Tuesday released a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying that President Bush's authority during wartime trumps any international ban on torture.
We'll never, never, never, never, ever torture -- unless we're at war and we have our fingers crossed? The Bush administration has used the commander-in-chief's-authority-in-time-of-war argument to justify pretty much every one of its violations of the Geneva Conventions. But if laws meant to regulate conduct during wartime don't apply during wartime, when are they thought to apply?


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