Quantcast

Appalled or Thrilled?

Are you thrilled or appalled by the senate's actions?

  • I'm appalled! Who are the nine dirt bags?

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • I'm thrilled to see the senate support basic human rights

    Votes: 7 41.2%
  • Damn, there went the market for bamboo slivers...

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • I'll feel however the administration tells me to

    Votes: 2 11.8%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

Reactor

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2005
3,978
1
Chandler, AZ, USA
Should I be happy that the Senate (including most republicans) voted to add an amendment to the Iraq war funding that:

Bans cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment against anyone in U.S. government custody regardless of where they are held. Standardizes how service members detain and interrogate terrorism suspects by requiring the military to follow the Army Field Manual that outlines acceptable techniques.

Or should I feel appalled that nine senators voted against the measure and the white house has lobbied against it and is threatening a veto?
 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
9,844
11
So Cal
Tenchiro said:
I thought that was called the Geneva Convention...
Yeah, I kinda thought that the rules for war were already outlined. Oh wait! That's right, this "government" doesn't follow rules. It makes them up as it goes along.
 

Reactor

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2005
3,978
1
Chandler, AZ, USA
The current administration is of the opinion that the geneva convention applies only to uniformed combatants of recognized countries. It classifies the current crop of people as unlawful combatants, and they therefore have no rights, which is hogwash. What's right is right, all prisoners should be treated humanely.
 

Silver

find me a tampon
Jul 20, 2002
10,848
0
Orange County, CA
Reactor said:
Or should I feel appalled that nine senators voted against the measure and the white house has lobbied against it and is threatening a veto?
Bush hasn't vetoed anything, I believe. Not even the highway bill, which came in over the limit he set.

If he does veto this, it will be telling. I wonder if this is a preemptive action on the part of the senate to the impending release (pending appeal, of course) of the other Abu Ghraib photos?
 

ohio

The Fresno Kid
Nov 26, 2001
6,640
4
SF, CA
Ciaran said:
The Senate is in cahoots with the poptarts.
I was part of a CIA raid on a secret poptart training ground this morning. I can report there's nothing left of that cell in location codename OHsAPTinSF.
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
22,446
2,122
In my pants
Silver said:
Bush hasn't vetoed anything, I believe. Not even the highway bill, which came in over the limit he set.

If he does veto this, it will be telling. I wonder if this is a preemptive action on the part of the senate to the impending release (pending appeal, of course) of the other Abu Ghraib photos?
You're right. He hasn't figured out which one is the "veto" button on the video game console they replaced his pen and paper with.
 

kinghami3

Future Turbo Monkey
Jun 1, 2004
2,241
0
Ballard 4 life.
Bacon flavored Freedom-tarts, with cheese and bacon filling and bacon-fat frosting for that special freedom touch. Made with love in the United States.
 

slein

Monkey
Jul 21, 2002
331
0
CANADA
kinghami3 said:
Bacon flavored Freedom-tarts, with cheese and bacon filling and bacon-fat frosting for that special freedom touch. Made with love in the United States.

nah... you gotta use Canadian Back Bacon


And Canadian beer, and yer good!