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Susan the Bruce: Torture – the GOP Litmus Test

I have been wanting to write a political piece about what has happened to the U.S. and why it is hard to be proud to be a U.S. citizen in the time of George Bush. I couldn’t find the right words but here is a small excerpt from Susan the Bruce posting facts that have to make any one ashamed of the last seven years. Please follow the link and read the whole post and read some great writing.

In 1947, after WWII, the United States charged a Japanese military officer with war crimes. Yukio Asano was found guilty of water boarding a US civilian, and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. In 1968, the Washington Post published a picture on the front page, of a US soldier engaged in questioning a captured North Vietnamese soldier. He was being held down as water was poured on his face, and a cloth covered his mouth and nose. The caption under the photograph said the technique induced a sense of drowning and suffocation, intended to make him talk. The US soldier was court-martialed within a month of the photos appearing in the paper. In 1901, a US Army major was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for water boarding a prisoner in the Philippines, during the Spanish-American War. To read the rest of this post by one of the nets best bloggers follow this link.

Susan the Bruce: Torture – the GOP Litmus Test

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April 5th, 2008 Posted by narsbars | Uncategorized | one comment

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  1. Tom,

    Thank you for all of the good writing and good work you do. I blush at the compliments!

    Susan

    Comment by susanb | April 7, 2008

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