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US not bound by torture laws?

June 7, 2004
US not bound by torture laws?

Oh, this is good.

A Pentagon report last year argued that President George W Bush was not bound by laws banning the use of torture, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The document also argued that torturers acting under presidential orders could not be prosecuted, the paper said.

The report was written by military and civilian lawyers for US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

So, our being a signee of the Geneva Conventions means nothing? Human rights mean nothing?

That’s it — we’ve now become what bin Laden wanted us to become. How can this administration not realize it?

I am scared for my country.