Tell Bush: Don’t Veto Torture Ban

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American Freedom Campaign
March 3, 2008

On February 13, following the lead of the U.S. House, the Senate gave final approval to an intelligence authorization bill that included a provision forcing the CIA to follow the interrogation and detention standards set out in the Army field manual.  The Army field manual is more restrictive than the law under which the CIA currently operates — the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 — which more generally prohibits “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.”

By vetoing this bill, Bush will be saying to the CIA that it is OK to beat, electrocute, and burn prisoners.  It will be OK to hood prisoners and put duct tape across their eyes.  And it will be OK to perform mock executions and subject detainees to hypothermia.

This is the message George W. Bush is about to send to the world.  Once he does, it will underscore the growing misperception that we as a nation approve these techniques.  Moreover, it will send the signal that we believe it is acceptable for these same techniques to be used against U.S. soldiers and citizens held by foreign intelligence agencies.

We must stop him.  Please fill in the information below and click on “Send my message” to send a message to President Bush, urging him to sign the intelligence authorization bill.

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4 thoughts on “Tell Bush: Don’t Veto Torture Ban

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  2. The United States government is lawless. The government and this administration do not care about any person, only their plan. The way towards action is to protest during live news broadcasts. Regardless of the story groups or individuals go to where they are broadcasting and protest until we get change. There is no other effective way to get the message to the masses and for people who want change to see there are people taking action. The public is hearing repeats of their message. And the media is government and corporate. Go to where you see the reporters broadcasting on T.V. live at 3 or 4p.m and protest there for a few hours, and you will be on the 4, 5, and 6p.m. news with your message! Poster your message! This is how we can get the message to millions. -Gelbard

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