June 30, 2006

Torture Awareness

It's no longer June here, but it still is back in the states for a few hours, so I'll belatedly (via Rummy's Diaries) link to the Torture Awareness Website.

The Hamdan decision is a step forward for the rule of law in the U.S. and its fiefdoms, or at least a refusal to take another step backward. Particularly in the apparent holding that the Geneva Conventions do apply to the so-called War on Terror. But it is by no means the end of the fight against torture by the U.S. and its allies. (I oppose torture by anyone, but the U.S. is the country I can do most about; and since it's the most powerful nation, and the best placed to be an exemplar of human rights, torture by the U.S. is especially harmful.)

Blog against Torture (by the folks who brought you Rummy's Diaries is a place to keep checking. This is a good post on how torture is bad no matter who does it to who. This on the dehumanization of the Guantanamo suicides. All worth reading.

And in case it needed to be said:

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 30, 2006 07:44 PM

Thanks for the support :-) I went ahead and added you to the blogroll. You're the final member. 262!

Posted by: elendil at July 1, 2006 01:02 AM

You're the final member.

I knew there was a benefit to waiting to the last minute!

Posted by: Matt Weiner at July 1, 2006 03:58 AM

Unless the emoticon counts.

Posted by: washerdreyer at July 10, 2006 05:43 PM