Moral Contradictions

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Despicable torture

I'm late on this one, but I have to say that I am ashamed of the President's conduct and his witness as an American, let alone Christian, in regards to torture.

Yes, we need to protect Americans. I don't disagree with that. But hasn't the uproar fostered by Abu Ghirab techniques taught him anything (besides the fact to move prisons to secret CIA locations)?

We all want the same end, but they do not justify every single possible means. Yes I want this country and this world to be safe, but if we have our safety yet not integrity, what do we really have?

2 Comments:

  • Hi Nathan, There are many people concerned about the direction our President is leading us. You may be interested in this blog entry posted less than an hour ago. It includes the text of a letter General Colin Powell sent to Senator McCain today concerning the Presidents request.

    http://qwstnevrythg.blog-city.com/letter_powell_says_bush_plan_to_authorize_torture_would_put_.htm

    as always, God bless you and your wife with your new studies. Dusty

    By Blogger Dusty Bogard, at Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:54:00 PM  

  • Dusty,

    Thanks for the link. I appreciate Mr. Powell's sentiments, but he said:

    The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.

    I think that's an under-estimation - the doubt began with Abu Ghirab and Gitmo.

    Oy - I can't believe this country is even having this debate, with Sen. McCain's experience, among others. Torture shouldn't be in the picture, period.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:54:00 PM  

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