Friday, May 29, 2009

Petraeus Admits It: Torture Violates the Geneva Conventions

Gen. Patraeus said on FAUX News today that the United States did in fact violate the Geneva Conventions by torturing prisoners. Crooks and Liars has the video:
MacCallum: So is sending this signal that we're not going to use these kind of techniques anymore, what kind of impact does this have on people who do us harm in the field that you operate in?

Gen. Petraeus: Well, actually what I would ask is, does that not take away from our enemies a tool which again have beaten us around the head and shoulders in the court of public opinion? When we have taken steps that have violated the Geneva Conventions, we rightly have been criticized, so as we move forward I think it's important to again live our values, to live the agreements that we have made in the international justice arena and to practice those.
About time! Hey Cheney, what view from your prison cell would you like?

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