The Geneva Conventions were probably some of the greatest tools, by which our soldiers have side stepped war-time abuse, the US Military has ever had.
Does anyone recall our POWs from the Kosovo conflict? Our soldiers were afforded the graces of the Geneva Conventions and they were released without being tortured.
My brother is in the Army and if he is ever redeployed again, he will no longer have that blanket of protection and the huge swell of international pressure the Conventions afford our men and women in the armed forces.
So last night I am flipping channels, moving towards the Daily Show when I pass CSPAN and there is my horrid excuse of a US Representative, Virginia Foxx, presiding over the House of Representatives - swinging the gavel with a glint in her eye.
And of course, she proudly voted in support of torture and the dismantling of habeas corpus.
My candidate, Roger Sharpe (NC-05) is repulsed by the idea of Federally sanctioned torture.
America’s sons and daughters have been placed in harms way due to the flawed foreign policy of the current Administration. The Bush foreign policy of preemptive warfare, supported by Foxx, has made the world more unstable and dangerous. We must correct this destructive course.
I am stunned by the outcome of last night's vote. But then again, maybe I shouldn't be. Every time I think it just can't get any worse, it does. And when fully disclosed, I learn it was actually three times as bad as I had originally thought.