There is a strong bipartisan move afoot in Congress to limit the
power of the president to torture detainees in our name,
specifically to bar the U.S. Military from engaging in "cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment". Does it surprise anyone that
this out of control administration is threatening to VETO the
whole defense bill if can't continue to commit war crimes? If we
do not speak out they are our crimes as well. Why don't you tell
your members of Congress to stand tall and stand together?
This is especially meaningful in the context of the hearings
Friday where seasoned intelligence operatives stepped forward to
testify that GOOD intelligence comes from building relationships
over decades with foreign sources on a TRUST basis, not by pulling
off the peoples' fingernails. It is precisely the rest of the
world's confidence in our intelligence agencies that the outing by
administration officials of one of our own top secret undercover
agents has so wantonly destroyed for petty political purposes.
And they did it AGAIN by outing a key inside source (Khan) whose
information would have prevented the recent British transit
attacks. We are getting bad intelligence from administration
policies that are doing nothing but destroy our country and our
respect in the civilized world. Please tell Congress to demand
that the torture must STOP.
Please take action NOW! Forward this email to everyone you know,
and encourage its posting on blogs and websites.
originally posted by The Pen to konformist