The front page of today's print edition of the New York Times has a story about Bush's speech to 200 people stating that he fully authorized the CIA secret prison program in which the CIA tortured the captives. Regardless of the supposedly vital nature of the program, it is a clear violation on international law. Torture is illegal.
There are levels to our laws; county ordnances, state/province laws, federal laws, international law. International law specifically outlaws torture. Bush may call it aggressive interrogation all he wants, but he broke the law by authorizing it. This was absolutely illegal. Bush has tried to claim that as President, he is the sole interpreter of the Constitution and the laws of our country. He is absolutely wrong in this statement. I sincerely hope Bush is arrested and brought to trial the day our next president is inaugurated.
So, it is Thursday September 7, 2006 and our President has admitted to breaking international law. I am fine, how are you?