Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Stop Gonzales!

Alberto Gonzales, nominated for Attorney General - the highest law enforcement position in the United States has called the Geneva Convention "obsolete" and "quaint." This kind of thinking has far reaching implications during war time:

From a statement by the Center for Constitutional Rights

"In his infamous torture memo, Alberto Gonzales called the Geneva Conventions "obsolete" and "quaint" and paved the way to the systematic abuse of detainees at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, many of whom are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights. At CCR, we have seen the terrible effect of his policies on human beings first hand. Gonzales and his circle discussed the use of specific torture techniques like mock burial and "water boarding," where the victim is made to feel that he is drowning, and approved the use of dogs, hooding, and extreme sensory deprivation, all forbidden by the Geneva Conventions and the International Covenant Against Torture."
The entire world should be concerned about this nomination. Those of you in the United States call your senators and tell them to vote NO on the Alberto Gonzales nomination! Forward this blog far and wide!

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And click here for a cartoon, and more information on the Gonzales nomination!


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