Friday, December 03, 2004

US to Federal Judge : We Can Use Evidence Gained by Torture

Yahoo! News - U.S. Can Use Evidence Gained by Torture

Molly Ivins asks how Americans can accept this kind of behavior from our government. And it is a good question.

Isn't torture one of the practices we entered Iraq (supposedly) to end? And yet, this seems to be a tacit admission by the government that we are not above barbarity. Saddam Hussein, after all, was one of "ours" until 1990.

Have we gotten to the point in the US where we will not only sacrifice our own civil liberties in the name of "security," but also countenance torture? Do Americans really accept this? Is this what we voted for in November?

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