17 September 2006

Bush admits that he doesn't know the meaning of human dignity

In a press conference in the White House rose garden last Friday, the so-called leader of the free world told us that he needs Congress to pass his pro-torture legislation because the Geneva Conventions are "too vague".

Specifically, George W. Bush said the following:

"This debate is occurring because of the Supreme Court's ruling that said that we must conduct ourselves under the Common Article III of the Geneva Convention. And that Common Article III says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It's very vague. What does that mean, "outrages upon human dignity"? That's a statement that is wide open to interpretation. And what I'm proposing is that there be clarity in the law so that our professionals will have no doubt that that which they are doing is legal."

There you go.

The President of the United States does not know what "human dignity" means. He needs clarification.

By the way, the Geneva Conventions really are quite clear. [Read them and see for yourself.]

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