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• "[Bush] insists that the United States does not torture despite extensive evidence that detainees in the Iraq War and the War on Terror have been subjected to simulated drowning by "water-boarding, " beatings to death, suffocations, coffin-like confinements, painful stress positions, naked exposure to heat and cold, anal rape, sleep deprivation, dog bites, and psychological ploys involving sexual and religious humiliation. " --Robert Parry, reporter, and author of Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, www.consortiumnews.com, 3/3/06

• "The United States is committed to the worldwide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the US and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment. " --George W. Bush, 6/27/03

• "Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers. " -- George W. Bush, 10/3/03 (we prefer to call them enhanced interrogation centers)

• "I expect them to be treated, the POWs, I expect to be treated humanely, just like we 're treating the prisoners that we have captured humanely. If not, the people who mistreat the prisoners will be treated as war criminals. " --George W. Bush, warning the Iraqis prior to the war, 3/3/03

The French writer, Voltaire, said, "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. " The Bush Administration has done both to America.

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Mick Youther is an American citizen, an independent voter, a veteran, a parent, a Christian, a scientist, a writer, and all-around nice guy who has been aroused from a comfortable apathy by the high crimes and misdemeanors of the Bush Administration.

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Thank-you for keeping this in front of our eyes. I... by on Saturday, Apr 8, 2006 at 11:40:40 AM