Bush: Fetus Lover or People Hater?

9 08 2006

The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.

Ah yes, the land of the free continues its struggle with basic human rights.

The Supreme Court decided in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld on June 29, however, that the administration’s policy of not honoring the Geneva Conventions was illegal, and that prisoners in the fight against al-Qaeda are entitled to such protections.

U.S. officials have since responded in three ways: They have asked Congress to pass legislation blocking the prisoners’ right to sue for the enforcement of those protections. They have drafted legislation allowing the consideration of intelligence-gathering needs during interrogations, in place of an absolute human rights standard.

They also formulated the War Crimes Act amendments spelling out some serious crimes and omitting altogether some that U.S. officials describe as less serious. For example, two acts considered under international law as constituting “outrages” — rape and sexual abuse — are listed as prosecutable.

These are the people that use their belief in the ‘sanctity of human life’ as a defense for their pro life ways.  They say that life happens when the sperm meets the egg.  Apparently they think it stops happening around the age of 15 or so – why else would you spend so much money protecting embryos and spend so much effort trying to get around the Geneva Conventions?

Link to Washington Post

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