“Bush to veto bill banning harsh interrogations”

March 9, 2008

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Here’s the link to the news story: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080308/bush_torture_080308/20080308?hub=CTVNewsAt11

I heard about this yesterday but was unable to write about in my blog due to some DNS issues with my ISP at home. 

I find it scary that Bush in his final months in office is saying things like harsh interrogation methods are “one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror.” such as waterboarding. Ironically he calls out other countries which use similiar methods of torture yet condones it even though it violates the Geneva Conventions

In case you haven’t heard of “waterboarding” here’s a video demonstrating it:

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Castro Resigns

February 19, 2008

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Castro has resigned today as Cuba’s President.  According to MSNBC.COM “President Bush said he hopes the resignation signals the beginning of a democratic transition, though he doubts that would come about under the rule of another Castro. The State Department denigrated the change as a “transfer of authority and power from dictator to dictator light.””  So basically the trading embargo will continue.  Also I wonder if anything will happen concerning Guantanamo Bay.

I have a feeling that some people in the Southern United States still believe the Cold War is going on and have a “better dead than red” mentality. 

What interested me most about that MSNBC.com article was the above picture of Castro.  I noticed he’s wearing an Adidas vest which I find odd (although it is red).  I’ll admit that it is pretty sad that this is what got most of my attention in the article but I find it weird that a Socialist leader is wearing clothing made by one of the largest sports manufacturers in the world.