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Homeland Security Chief: We Were Wrong to Torture

Posted By admin On February 22, 2009 @ 4:37 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

George Washington’s Blog [1]
Sunday, Feb 22, 2009

The first head of the Department of Homeland Security – Tom Ridge – has agreed [2] with the recent report by the International Commission of Jurists which said that anti-terror measures worldwide had seriously undermined international human rights law.

Ridge also said that even terrorism suspects are entitled to due process.

And Ridge acknowleged that waterboarding is torture.

Homeland Security Chief: We Were Wrong to Torture obamadecept 340x169 [3]

For background information, see this [4] and this [5] and this [6].


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[1] George Washington’s Blog : http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2009/02/homeland-security-chief-we-were-wrong.html

[2] agreed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7903516.stm

[3] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/subscribe.html

[4] this: http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/07/torture-doesnt-work.html

[5] this: http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/they-torture-children-dont-they.html

[6] this: http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-official-torture-doesnt-work.html

[7] CNN fails to identify former Bush homeland security official in report on torture: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cnn-fails-to-identify-former-bush-homeland-security-official-in-report-on-torture.html

[8] CIA chief approved destruction of terrorist waterboarding tapes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-chief-approved-destruction-of-terrorist-waterboarding-tapes.html

[9] UN Rights Chief Says Torture Probe Must Go To The Top . . . Paging Mr. Cheney: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-rights-chief-says-torture-probe-must-go-to-the-top-paging-mr-cheney.html

[10] US memo drafters were complicit in torture, UN torture monitor says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-memo-drafters-were-complicit-in-torture-un-torture-monitor-says.html

[11] Rep. Reyes: Since Torture Might Be Necessary, Obama Should Keep Torture Apologists Hayden, McConnell: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rep-reyes-since-torture-might-be-necessary-obama-should-keep-torture-apologists-hayden-mcconnell.html

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