What has happened to our high handed morals now?Been reading about how Condi allays our torture flight fears. How did she manage that you ask? Well, we said we don't transfer people outside our courts jurisdiction to torture them. Oh! Well, that’s OK then. Next, the Iranians only using nuclear power for peaceful purposes. We don't believe them. Why not? It's because they are part of the axis of evil. At least with the axis of evil we can monitor them but with the axis of pure evil we don't get to see anything at all. I don't believe either of them but at least we can see what the Iranians are up to.
The US then goes on to redefine what torture is. It appears that many things I would class as torture is on the list. But, on a positive note we now know what is likely be used by our own police forces is interrogating suspects for a crime. Now these people who are kidnapping and killing people need to get with the flow. They should be arresting/kidnapping them. Transferring them to another country such as Poland/Afghanistan/Iran/North Korea. Then interrogating/torturing them using waterboarding for a few days. If that does not mentally break them then I don't know what will. Get them to sign a confession and viola, jail or execution in the Western world or just execution in the Middle East. That way everyone can stay legal on the same playing field. Everyone can be 'civilised'.
Next up is the UK and the statement that we won't accept evidence produced under torture. This must stick in Bliars craw. At what level of stress do you need to get to to have your head explode like the guy in Scanners. Anyway, it appears that if the accused says he was tortured we will investigate. What does that mean? 'Hi Condi, this guy says he was tortured.' 'He's lying.' 'OK. Thought so. Thanks for your help.' Plus, if we back off from trying the guy he just gets extradited to the US under our super duper extradition treaty and he gets tried there. That will really help a lot. I assume the theory is we keep our hands clean but to hand them over surely must dirty them a bit on its own.
Oh the joys of being 'civilised' and 'moral'. I wonder what that is like.