July 6, 2007

Presidental Scholars Tell Bush No Torture

Just when you started to think that Bush couldn't fall any lower, something else comes along. It seems like this trend has been going on for far too long, doesn't it? Because the Libby story is so hot, another interesting story is receiving insufficient attention. Last week, President Bush met with a group of high school Presidential Scholars. He received more than his usual photo-op. The students gave him a letter they had written criticizing his administration's support for torture.

According to DemocracyNow!,
One of them handed him a handwritten letter signed by fifty of the students. It read: “As members of the Presidential Scholars class of 2007, we have been told that we represent the best and brightest of our nation. Therefore, we believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions. We 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.”
What was Bush's response? He "told the students that that United States does not torture and that the country values human rights." Either he really believes this and is utterly psychotic, or his Christian morals tell him than nothing is wrong with lying to America's brightest high school students. I'm not sure which is worse.

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