Saturday, September 16, 2006

Because It's a Picnic Now

The NYT regurgitates the "soldiers at risk" excuse for not allowing interrogation techniques that employ the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One section of the administration bill would put American soldiers in grave jeopardy by rewriting the Geneva Conventions, condoning the practice of hiding prisoners in secret cells, and permitting the continued use of interrogation methods that violate the Geneva Conventions at the C.I.A. prisons.

Ya. It isn't any less ridiculous when the NYT says it. Is there a fear that our enemy will use duller saws? If so, I haven't heard.

Why is everyone pretending that, historically, our soldiers haven't been subjected to horrible treatment far outside the Geneva Convention? This war is certainly no different, and in fact it couldn't get much worse in that regard. Let's stop pretending that allowing harsher interrogation techniques would somehow transform how our prisoners are treated.

Powerline slices and dices

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