December 10, 2005
More on torture
You must enjoy the decision of Britain's highest court: "The issue is one of constitutional principle, whether evidence obtained by torturing another human being may lawfully be admitted against a party to proceedings in a British court, irrespective of where, or by whom, or on whose authority the torture was inflicted. To that question I would give a very clear negative answer."
The judger went on to echo our feelings, "Many people in the United States...have felt their country dishonored by its use of torture outside the jurisdiction...and its practice of extra-legal 'rendition.'"
Would Alito be so clear? How about our Attorney General and our Vice President? Would Secretary Rice agree? When they do, I will believe that our country has stopped torturing detainees. Not before.
Back to the Lobbyist's legislature. Can you believe they ignore poverty in Wisconsin, urban and rural, while banning civil unions?
Final comment for the week. Read Bill Kraus's guest blog. Jim Doyle has a rare opportunity. Will he take it or listen to the money-hustlers around him?
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