Saturday, January 21, 2006

Retired military ask Bush to ban torture

Found a link to this story on TalkLeft: Retired military ask Bush to ban torture

Twenty-two high-level retired military officers expressed their concern in a letter to the White House Thursday that the new anti-torture law will not be enforced.

When U.S. President George W. Bush in December signed the law banning cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees championed by Sen. John McCain R-Ariz., he did so with a caveat: As commander-in-chief, he can waive the limits when he deems necessary for national security.

The generals and admirals who signed the letter Thursday, including a former four-star commander of Central Command, said the issue is less about the detainees as it is about the values that the military holds dear.

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