Another reason to vote Democratic: Stop torture

House panel backs Bush on detainees – Yahoo! News:

In an abrupt reversal, a U.S. House of Representatives committee narrowly voted on Wednesday to endorse President George W. Bush’s plan for tough interrogations and trials of foreign terrorism suspects after Republicans rounded up enough members.

Let’s listen to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was a soldier and knows whereof he speaks:

“If you just look at how we are perceived in the world and the kind of criticism we have taken over Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and renditions, whether we believe it or not, people are now starting to question whether we’re following our own high standards.”

Americans have stood against torture since the Revolutionary War.

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