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Send a Memo

February 1, 2010

It appears as if the United States is condoning the use of torture after the Justice Department has cleared Jay Bybee and John Yoo in the torture memo probe.

A couple of notes on this ruling. It’s a step in the wrong direction for human rights in the U.S. A message is being sent loudly and clearly that it’s okay to use “enhanced” interrogations (a euphemism if anything) as long as you carefully choose the correct words and appropriate legalese.

Second, the Geneva Conventions have no meaning unless they are in favor of the U.S. Again, a step in the wrong direction when it comes to human rights.

Maybe someone should send out a memo urging to the U.S. to review its decision on this matter and send a strong message that it doesn’t condone torture after all.

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