Onnesha Roychoudhuri: Torture and Extraordinary Rendition

In a recent press conference, President Bush struggled to explain the current torture bull which has now passed both House and Senate. It is now simply a formality for Congress to rubber stamp a document that will alter the applicability of the Geneva Conventions in the treatment of those detained in the war on terror. Said Bush, "Common Article III says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It's very vague. What does that mean, 'outrages upon human dignity'?"

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