Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Presidential Scholars Protest Violations Of Human Rights

The President endured an unusual penetration of his "double plus good happy bubble" during a Monday meeting with this year's Presidential Scholars. According to the AP, one of the young scholars handed President Bush a handwritten letter. The letter, signed by 50 of the scholars, stated "(w)e do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants."

Dana Perino, the deputy press secretary, told reporters, "the president enjoyed a visit with the students, accepted the letter and upon reading it let the student know that the United States does not torture and that we value human rights."

I wonder if Dick Cheney has told him the truth about America's treatment of detainees. Just because the David Addington says it isn't torture doesn't mean it isn't torture. At this point it is entirely possible the President is the only person left in America who doesn't realize that America's "enhanced interrogation" of detainees is considered torture by civilized people everywhere.