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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Torture in Jordan? Blame America

"Several governments around the world have tried to rebut criticism of how they handle detainees by claiming they are only following the U.S. example in the war on terror, the U.N. anti-torture chief said Monday," the Associated Press reports:
Nowak said that because of its prominence, the United States has a greater responsibility to uphold international standards for its prisoners so other nations do not use it as an excuse to justify their own behavior.
Nowak doesn't stop at just observing international conventions against torture; he wants us to close Gitmo and give terrorists "automatic legal counsel" as well as the ability to contest their captivity in federal court.

What happens then, if Khalid Sheikh Mohammad or someone like him were captured? How could we possibly interogate him to learn about and prevent any terrorist attacks? What Nowak wants is for Americans to be willing to die to deny Jordan an excuse that they would weasel into making anyway.


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