There is this video out there somewhere, shot on the week of June 6 - 12, 2004. A senate committee is interviewing John Ashcroft about torture memos, and threatening to hold him in contempt of congress for refusing to answer their questions. I can't find this video in anything other than real video format. There's an important quote from that video that I think is very relevant today. The quote is from Senator Biden:
"By the way, there's a reason -- I'll conclude by saying there is a reason we sign these treaties. To protect my son in the military. That's why we have these treaties. So when Americans are captured they are not tortured. That's the reason in case anybody forgets it. That's the reason."
Biden was pissed! I'd love to see this video again if anyone has it or can find it in something other than real video format. P.S. Thanks to sith for remembering it was Biden. P.P.S. I love how the CIA is all "we don't torture" and Cheney is all "we can't pass a law making it illegal for the CIA to torture." That makes a whole lotta fucking sense. Besides, whatever happened to the CIA just doing things illegally when it was a matter of national security. Since when did they need legal authority. What's wrong is wrong, and if it is that important that they break the law they should just not get caught. Like the good old days.