Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Torture, assasination and who knows what else?

Rights groups sue over U.S. authority to use terror kill list

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the U.S. government's authority to target and kill U.S. citizens outside of war zones when they are suspected of involvement in terrorism.

Obama reaped a harvest of praise when he ordered an end to torture, ("enhanced interrogation"), but he left loopholes: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12041
Neither has he done anything at all to inhibit the un-banning of the full torture regime by a successor Administration -- or even his own. The ban has the earmarks of mere expedient political posturing as opposed to an act of either moral principle or fidelity to the rule of law. It therefore comes as no surprise to this observer that the President, like many a shabby third world despot, is also comfortable with the deployment of death squads.

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