Friday, September 05, 2008

Standing for Torture

Excerpt from the New Matilda article of interview with author and QC Philippe Sands.

Just Following (Rumsfeld's) Orders:

Sands believes that the move to abusive interrogation goes all the way to the top. "Since the book came out, President Bush himself has said that the techniques of interrogation were subject to decision making by him and by his principal political colleagues: Secretary of Defense, National Security Advisor, Vice President." What fascinates Sands more is how the lawyers were such a formative part of this — lawyers he describes as "highly politicised, political appointees" who overrode the advice of long-term career military lawyers..

McCain voted for Bush, voted with him 90% of the time and continues to support his policies.

That'll leave scars on you.