Tough choices for Republicans

This post was written by marc on May 23, 2004
Posted Under: Bush,Politics


Letter to the Editor

Republicans are facing tough choices this election year. More pictures and videos are surfacing that document atrocities at prisons in Iraq. We are seeing rape, sodomy, torture, and the murdering of prisoners in US custody. It is now believed that the orders to commit these war crimes came directly from the White House.

So what do Republicans do? Do they stick with the President and try to downplay these extremely graphic pictures? Or do they put the interests of Americans first and get to the bottom of this? Will Republicans like John McCain do what’s right – or will he sell out to election year politics? Time for McCain to put his money where his mouth is. I challenge McCain’s honesty.

Reader Comments

nice animation!

#1 
Written By Alex on May 23rd, 2004 @ 7:40 am

Nice to hear… But where did you find this information:

“It is now believed that the orders to commit these war crimes came directly from the White House.”
?

#2 
Written By Flustered on May 23rd, 2004 @ 10:55 am

NOT!…The “Orange Jumpsuit” is actually a pink satin two piece. The mistake comes from the blue overlay in the video. This same overlay, also causes the men to appear to have white skin. Also, the prison is an Iraqi prison, being used by us. We didn’t ship any chairs to this prison, and as far as I have seen in many videos and pictures from Iraq, those white chairs are pretty common. Also, you need the original tape in order to check the “watermark”, so I don’t see how it’s possible that Kodak can even compare this.

#3 
Written By beavis7 on May 24th, 2004 @ 6:07 am

Without Sen. John McCain, George Sorros (pronounced SOrry Ass bitch) could be on the ballot this year as supreme nazi fascist leader of the united states of ass-backwardsness. He would split the ticket with michael moore (pronounced canadian). Look up the McCain-Feingold bill to see what I mean.

#4 
Written By Rob on May 24th, 2004 @ 5:40 pm

Rob, do you guarantee that if we look up the McCain-Feingold bill we will understand what you are talking about? What’s this rant about Soros? You lost me there.

“It is now believed that the orders to commit these war crimes came directly from the White House.”

question from alex – “Nice to hear… But where did you find this information?”

answer – today’s washingtonpost.com –

Ashcroft Refuses to Release Torture Memo

Attorney General Says He’s Unaware of Any Order to Violate Torture Bans
By Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 8, 2004; 4:56 PM

Attorney General John D. Ashcroft told Congress today that he would not release to members a 2002 policy memo on the degree of pain and suffering legally permitted during enemy interrogations, but he said he knows of no presidential order that would allow torture for al Qaeda captives.

Angry Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Ashcroft to provide the document, saying leaked portions that have appeared in news reports suggest the Bush administration is reinterpreting U.S. law and the Geneva Conventions prohibiting torture.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24867-2004Jun8.html

#5 
Written By richard on June 8th, 2004 @ 3:30 pm

Richard you are right, I could have been more intricate in the M-f bill, which puts limitations on soft-money contributions to political parties. Sorros funds many “left”
leaning groups that fund Democratic political campaigns. And it was a rant.
I don’t want Americans to cater to the agendas of others that don’t share in their (the public majorities) ideals.
There is a chance the way things are going, the next generation won’t know America as “The land of the free”.
We need to assure this.
The McCain-Feingold Bill could be a start.

#6 
Written By Rob on June 8th, 2004 @ 6:15 pm

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