The Bush Administration's Most Despicable Act
I think this is what's going to be in the history books, right alongside "extraordinary rendition".
|"This is not the America I know," President George W. Bush said after the first, horrifying pictures of U.S. troops torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq surfaced in April 2004. The President was not telling the truth. "This" was the America he had authorized on Feb. 7, 2002, when he signed a memorandum stating that the Third Geneva Convention â€” the one regarding the treatment of enemy prisoners taken in wartime â€” did not apply to members of al-Qaeda or the Taliban. That signature led directly to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and GuantÃ¡namo Bay. It was his single most callous and despicable act. It stands at the heart of the national embarrassment that was his presidency.|