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US won't turn over detainees to Iraqis

Regarding the torture of prisoners, From an article in the NYTimes:


WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 - The commander of American-run prisons in Iraq says the military will not turn over any detainees or detention centers to Iraqi jailers until American officials are satisfied that the Iraqis are meeting United States standards for the care and custody of detainees.

"Bottom line, we will not pass on facilities or detainees until they meet the standards we define and that we are using today," the commander, Maj. Gen. John D. Gardner of the Army, said in a telephone interview this week from Iraq.

The issue of Iraqi detainees raises complex legal and diplomatic questions. The United States has pledged to conduct itself in keeping with international conventions, including one regarding torture that precludes handing prisoners to any country where they would face the likelihood of torture.

3 words come to mind; pot-kettle-black.

While our own Vice President dick cheney advocates the use of torture for detainees/enemy combatants, we are against the Iraqis torturing prisoners. We accuse them of torture. We say we will not turn prisoners over to a country who will torture them. Yet we torture them. No one can see anything wrong with this picture?

More things that just piss me off


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