Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Army to ok mistreatment of detainees?


The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials.

This would send a message to other countries that it is ok to treat our people to humiliating and degrading treatment. Do we really want to do this?

This is especially bad timing coming on the heels of the revelations of the deliberate killing of innocent Iraqis by our own military. It sends a destructive message to our own military people, who are stressed out by multiple tours of duty in Iraq.


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