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Monday, November 14, 2005

White House plans to veto bill that would ban torture of US prisoners

8 Comments:

  • At 8:50 PM, November 15, 2005, Blogger Chris said…

    Sen. McCain's comments in this article seem to focus too much on public opinion and not enough on human rights. It seems that he wants the bill passed primarily so America doesn't look bad, and secondarily because of the human rights issues connected with torture.

     
  • At 8:50 PM, November 15, 2005, Blogger Chris said…

    Why are comments on this blog restricted to team members?

     
  • At 10:13 PM, November 15, 2005, Blogger Buddy said…

    Since Sen. McCain was himself tortured in a POW camp, I can't imagine that his main concern is PR.

    I don't know why comments were restricted, but the issue has been resolved.

     
  • At 4:15 PM, November 16, 2005, Blogger Chris said…

    Perhaps then the article focuses too much on PR.

     
  • At 7:32 PM, November 16, 2005, Blogger Calvin said…

    One thing I've learned in working with Amnesty is that to remain effective you have to operate within the “system”, even one as disheartening as our own. Like the anti-death penalty argument below, McCain's comment are disappointingly necessary.

     
  • At 7:34 PM, November 16, 2005, Blogger Calvin said…

    This is another interesting article. Different topic, but equally if not more depressing.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4442988.stm

     
  • At 10:47 PM, November 16, 2005, Blogger Chris said…

    What is the distinction between operating in the system and being part of the system? Can you operate within the system without being part of the problem?

     
  • At 6:27 AM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As someone who is putting in quite a few hours in becoming a part of the system, I hope you can be a part and not be part of the problem. I suppose this all depends on how you define "the problem".

    I don't know how "the problem" can be fixed by avoiding the system, personally.. if you have a plan... please enlighten me. Otherwise were stuck debating on the floor of congress or house of reps. At least there are debates in our country... even if they are all between older white men with gray hair.

    Journalists do have a way of working their own agenda. Perhaps the journalist wants us to think they are inhumane people only cocerned about PR.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Megan

    PS - have you wrote a letter to your local representative about your concerns? Have you gotten everyone you know to write a letter?

     

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