Wednesday, September 06, 2006

"Prisoners of War"?

I watched the majority of President Bush's speech, and I have to admit, I'm a bit confused. I am reading all over the internet that he admits there were "secret CIA prisons". Well, I must have missed that part, cuz I heard him say they had been in CIA custody. He didn't say WHERE they have been held. So, here is part of ABC's take on the speech: High-Value Detainees Will Be Given Prisoner-of-War Status
Sept. 6, 2006 -— ABC News has learned that President Bush will announce that high-value detainees now being held at secret CIA prisons will be transferred to the Department of Defense and granted protections under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. It will be the first time the Administration publicly acknowledges the existence of the prisons.
My question: Why the hell should these animals be given any rights whatsoever?
One of the techniques, "water-boarding," involved pouring water over the victim to make them feel as if they were drowning, a maneuver that often resulted in a confession within a few seconds. "The person believes they are being killed, and as such, it really amounts to a mock execution, which is illegal under international law," said John Sifton of Human Rights Watch.
And the problem with this is??? I have no problem at all. How 'bout bringing back the "ducking stool"!
As soon as Congress approves his request, the men suspected of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Towers in 2001 will be prosecuted.
I think they should put those .... creatures ... right in the middle of Ground Zero. The Muslims are all for stoning, right? Well, how about a taste of their own punishment? Charge admission ($100?), all proceeds to go to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. (Just make sure it's not that PC version of the memorial.)