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Gore: It is 'Obscene' That Bush Has Dismissed Washington's 200-Plus Year Prohibition On Torture

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Gore: It is 'Obscene' That Bush Has Dismissed Washington's 200-Plus Year Prohibition On Torture


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During an interview this morning on NPR, former Vice President Al Gore criticized Bush for approving the techniques, calling it “obscene,” adding that his use of signing statements is “a raw assertion of authority outside the boundaries of the law”:

GORE: Ultimately the guarantor of our freedoms are the people. And these kinds of outrages, a president saying that he has the right turn George Washington’s 200-plus year prohibition against torture and torture anyone he wants with his assistants gathering in the basement of the White House — according to recent revelations — personally reviewing the kinds of torture techniques being used prisoner by prisoner, its obscene.

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Well, I certainly agree...But that's just the tip of the iceburg of what this admin has dismissed and destroyed of the last 200+years of tradition and foundation of this country...They have all but shredded the entire constitution into confetti...


On April 9, ABC News reported that in 2002, President Bush’s most senior advisers approved the use of harsh interrogation tactics. Days later, Bush confirmed to ABC he “approved” of the tactics. Since the ABC report, the media have largely ignored the story. Morever, it took 14 days for a reporter to raise the issue in a White House press briefing.


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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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Mr Green is spot on the gore here.

Except I would change "obscene" for "insane."



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