posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 12:09 AM
What President Bush told the press was that the U.S Government does not torture the terrorists that they hold in America. It also talks about how
Cheney is looking to getting the congress to exempt the CIA from the torture ban. He said, "We do not torture." after someone mentioned secret CIA
prisons in Europe and Asia. Cheney and Bush are trying to stop the torture ban. If they can't stop it, they at least want it changed. The Red Cross
is trying to access these supposedly secret prisons the CIA is holding overseas. It is not sure that these prisons exist, so investigations are being
President Bush on Monday defended U.S. interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful. "We do not torture," Bush
declared in response to reports of secret CIA prisons overseas.
Bush supported an effort spearheaded by Vice President Dick Cheney to block or modify a proposed Senate-passed ban on torture.
"We're working with Congress to make sure that as we go forward, we make it possible, more possible, to do our job," Bush said. "There's an enemy
that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again. And so, you bet we will aggressively pursue them. But we will do so under the
Cheney is seeking to persuade Congress to exempt the Central Intelligence Agency from the proposed torture ban if one is passed by both chambers.
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I think its weird that Cheney is trying to exempt the CIA from the ban. I mean if bush says that, "We do not torture." why are they trying to stop
or modify the torture ban? It doesn't add up. It actually makes them look like they are torturing prisoners if they try to stop the ban.
If they really were being nice to the prisoners, they wouldn't care about the torture ban passing would they now?
It sort of gave the reader the question, Is the U.S torturing prisoners? Or is the CIA torturing prisoners? I thought this was very interesting.
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[edit on 11/10/05 by FredT]