Thursday, March 23, 2006

It's about time

America may actually join the civilized world and disallow the use of evidence obtained by torture.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what would be a key change in U.S. policy, the Pentagon may formally require military prosecutors to observe a U.N. convention against torture in their use of evidence during tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp....

Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said on Wednesday the administration up to now has relied on prosecutors to ensure that their cases before tribunals, known as military commissions, reflect President George W. Bush's stated policy that the United States not condone torture.

George Bush has STATED that the United States does not condone torture, but has fought every attempt to declare it illegal. And Bush would NEVER say one thing and do another - WOULD he?

So they've relied on prosecutors to not use torture-obtained evidence? On the honor system? Oh, yeah, THAT'll work.

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