Saturday, October 06, 2007
"This government does not torture people"
Yesterday, President Bush clarified his administration's position interrogating terrorism suspects, insisting, "This government does not torture people." He went on to say, "When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we're going to detain them and you bet we're going to question them. But we draw a line at torture. What you gotta understand is that the bureaucracy isn't the right place for torture. If we let them do that, then we'd have a situation where torture was socialized. That's not how we do it in America. Torture is best left to the private sector, like our friends at Blackwater and those guys at the mall who sell the giant pretzels. I am not a crook."