Sunday, October 03, 2004

"Torture is not part of our soul and our being" 

Obsidian Wings has the update on the House Republicans' immanent attempt to pass a bill legalizing "extraordinary rendition," the deporting of prisoners to torture-friendly countries for some neighborly assistance in the TWAT.

If you're as outraged by this crap as you should be, OW provides a simple template for a letter you can write to your congressperson--

I am writing to you to express my strong opposition to Sections 3032 and 3033 of H.R. 10, the "9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act." Section 3032 and 3033 would make it legal for the Secretary of Homeland Security to deport people to be tortured in other countries. We call this "extraordinary rendition", but a more accurate term would be "outsourcing torture." The 9/11 Commission itself opposes Section 3032 and 3033.

Please vote in support of Representative Edward Markey's amendment to remove Section 3032 and 3033 and replace them language outlawing "extraordinary rendition" from his bill, HR 4674*.

Your vote on this issue will strongly influence my vote on election day.

--as well as a link you can use to send it.


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