Bush Stance On Al-Qaida Suspects is Morally Wrong, Says Colin Powell

page: 1
1

log in

join

posted on Sep, 15 2006 @ 11:57 PM
link   
Former Secretary of State and four star general, Colin Powell has now spoken out against the interrogation tactics that has been implemented now by the US. He stated that we should abide by the Geneva convention on the treatment of prisoners, and by not doing so is making the rest of the world doubt the US morals.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


original news source:

www.guardian.co.uk
The former secretary of state Colin Powell yesterday repudiated White House plans to allow coercive interrogations of al-Qaida suspects, saying it would erode the moral basis of the US "war on terror".
In a letter to Senator John McCain, one of a trio of powerful Republicans who have opposed White House proposals for new legislation on detainees, Mr Powell warned that it would be a mistake to reduce America's commitment to the Geneva convention on treatment of prisoners. "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism," Mr Powell wrote.

The intervention from Mr Powell, a four-star general almost universally respected by civilians and former colleagues in the military, dealt a serious setback to White House efforts to bring in legislation on the war on terror ahead of November's mid-term congressional elections.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is going to be quite a blow to support on Bush's outlook on how the war on terror prisoners should be interigated, not to mention the intelligence agencies.

It took a lot of guts for him to come forward and say this.


[edit on 15/9/06 by Keyhole]






new topics
 
1

log in

join