Col Ann Wright (Ret) to Dubya: Stop the Torture! + CODEPINK Rally, Protest (videos)

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At a White House rally, on Dec. 10, 2007, Col. (Ret) Ann Wright sharply criticized the Bush-Cheney Gang for condoning torture around the world; and for its use of rendition (kidnapping) to send detainees to other countries that torture. She labeled the Bush Administration as a major “violator of human rights.” The Code Pink organization sponsored the protest action. Col. Wright is the co-author, along with Susan Dixon, of a new book, “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.” It will be released on Jan. 15, 2008. See, http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswi…
For more background on this particular White House-related protest action, check out:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=…

Added: December 10, 2007

Code Pink, at White House Rally, Protests Torture Policies

At a White House rally, on Dec. 10, 2007, activists from Code Pink protested the torture policies of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Today is International Human Rights Day. Sharing her views at the protest action was Ms. Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of Code Pink. For more background on this particular White House-related demonstration, check out:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=…

6 thoughts on “Col Ann Wright (Ret) to Dubya: Stop the Torture! + CODEPINK Rally, Protest (videos)

  1. That would have to hold true at all regressions of provocation. Sadly ethics are by nature subjective and action : reaction sequences are normally not “in kind.”

    I prefer;
    “Do not complain when others do to you as you have done to them.”
    — Jonolan 😉

  2. dandelionsalad,

    I’m quite familiar with the rendition process. I still have no problem with beyond the political fallout – snatching foreign citizens in allied countries can strain relations a lot.

    My problems all start after we have the subject / suspect in custody. Just because I think it’s OK to go get these people doesn’t mean I believe we can do whatever we like with them for however long we wish to.

    As a side note, do you know why we use civilians to torture people? It’s because it’s – explicitly including waterboarding – illegal under UCMJ!

  3. In general I can’t stand Code Pink, but they’re pretty close to right on this one. GITMO needs to be shutdown.

    I don’t have a problem with “Rendition” accept for the possible international political consequences, but the way we’re running GTMO is just wrong. Even if you don’t have a problem with torture, there’s a limit on how long someone – anyone – should be held like that. If you can’t get the data you want – it’s data BTW, not information – in 90 days you’re not going to it period!

    Yeah, I’m harder and nastier than most of your commentators and I don’t approve of GITMO either. Think about that for a moment.

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