Young Scholars tell Bush…Don’t Torture


Good for these responsible young people…

– President Bush was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high
school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to
“violations of the human rights” of terror suspects held by the United

The White House
said Bush had not expected the letter but took a moment to read it and
talk with a young woman who handed it to him.


The handwritten letter said the students “believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions.”

“We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in
your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to
cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all
detainees, including those designated enemy combatants,” the letter

9 thoughts on “Young Scholars tell Bush…Don’t Torture

  1. Oh, good for them! Good to know that we’re not the last group of Americans who care about the Constitution and America’s standing in the world.
    Bet you anything Bush won’t read it.

  2. HOW DARE they! I’m sure that the President said later to his media people, “Don’t ever put me in a room with a bunch of those ‘please don’t torture’ pansies again!”
    Would would have been fun would be to have coached them on how to respond to his response.’
    “But we don’t Torture. heh, heh, heh,”
    “But with all due respect Mr. President that is not true, according to the Taguba report page Xx they say…” And the Slesinger report states that .. so are you telling me that the Army’s own reports are lies? What is it? Are they lying or are you? Don’t wait for the translation? Whose lying?”
    Maybe I should have coached the kids he never would have seen it coming, “Bunch of cute kids how rough can they be?”

  3. “Mr. President, please read the other side of our petition.”
    (paper rustling)
    “And stop LYING, you FUCKING WANKER!”

  4. “And they all moved away from me on the Group W bench…”
    Those kids give me hope for the future.

  5. One of these excellent kids is a friend of my daughter’s! His number is in her cell phone, and she is one proud high school graduate today.
    Good for these kids!

  6. Wish the Congresscritters would grow the same kind of cojones. But nooooooooooo.

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