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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