During the months that followed the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks, at least 6,000 people with Middle-Eastern/Pakistani/Afghan background are reported to have been kidnapped by the U.S. government agents off the streets of the United States.
They are penned up in isolation, no legal counsel is granted them, and they are not even allowed to contact their families. They are detained illegally by the U.S. government.
According to the Bush Administration, they do not deserve to be treated humanely because they are not "American citizens". By the same token, a huge number of former Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners from Afghanistan are held in pens in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Those prisoners are referred to as "unlawful combatants" and not "prisoners of war", therefore not entitled to the protections guaranteed by the Geneva Conventions.
Wait a second, was it not war that George W. Bush declared? Then how could those people be "not prisoners of war"?
"Unlawful combatants"? Give me a fucking break here. When you fight against foreign invaders that start dropping bombs on your country, there's nothing "unlawful" about the defensive measures that you take.
At any rate, those prisoners held on the U.S. base in Cuba who are conveniently secluded even from journalists are routinely "interrogated" just as those kidnapped foreign nationals are "interrogated".
Such "interrogation" clearly constitutes torture. The Nazi Regime would have wholeheartedly approved of what George W. Bush is up to.
Under the Bush Administration, the principle of human rights is applicable only to pale-skinned "American citizens" .
Oh, well, I knew Bush was stupid but he's proven himself to be far worse than just plain stupid.
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