Wisdom from One Generation Ago
|"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."|
-- Ronald Reagan
...and here is bonus for you...
"The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiations of the Convention [Against Torture]. It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today."
-- Ronald Reagan, 1988.
Italics mine. Measures against torture AND other inhuman treatment or punishment. It would not seem that Reagan would have minced words about whether waterboarding was banned.
President Reagan signed the Convention Against Torture. The United States Senate ratified the treaty in the early 1990s.
Today we have an Attorney General who could not commit to whether or not waterboarding is torture. And we have a Senate that confirmed him anyway.
And George W. Bush is not fit to so much as eat Reagan's jellybeans.
What times we live in.