Sunday, December 18, 2005

Shocking The Conscience Of America Bush And Cheney Call For The Right To Torture And Are Decisively and Correctly Rebuffed by the House

 By John Dean

If the events I am about to describe were taking place in a movie, or novel, I would lose my ability to suspend disbelief: Who could conceive of an American President and Vice President demanding that Congress give them authority to torture anyone, under any circumstances?

Yet that is exactly what happened. Until Congress -- finally -- showed some institutional pride and told Bush and Cheney that it would not tolerate torture.



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