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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Students to Bush: Knock Off the Torture
(Video from The Divine Comedy)
Presidential Scholars are some of the best and brightest high school students in America. When a group of 50 of them visited the White House recently, they surprised President Bush with a letter they had composed, which stated that they "believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions."
The letter continued...
"We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants."
Deputy press secretary Dana Perino responded to the letter this way...
"The president enjoyed a visit with the students, accepted the letter and upon reading it let the students know that the United States does not torture and that we value human rights."
Well, there you go. The United States does not torture. I guess it's just been a big misunderstanding. Move along. Nothing to see here.
I must say, these kids are pretty ballsy to ask the President to his face to please, pretty please, stop torturing people. It gives me renewed hope for the future of the nation.
Posted by Doug DeLong at 1:04 PM