Protests are continuing over the Bush administration's support for torture. On Monday, the president was personally presented a letter signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program. The letter said, "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." White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the president was not expecting the students' letter but read it and then told the students that that United States does not torture and that the country values human rights.
You know the students didn't buy his lies. They aren't stupid. They positively know that the US has been torturing people.
This nation has been fundamentally altered by Abu Ghraib. The history is there now. There is no putting the genie back in the bottle.
The Holy Spirit has caused light to be cast into the dark places. The spotlight is on Bush, yet he doesn't appear to understand the gravity of his situation.
The Holy Spirit is far from done.
The process that started at Abu Ghraib is going to continue until the Empire falls.
Protests are taking place today across the country to mark the UN's International Day to Remember the Victims of Torture. In Washington the American Civil Liberties Union is organizing a Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice.