Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bush fights GOP revolt over terror bill - Yahoo! News: "Bush took vehement exception when asked about Powell's assertion that the world might doubt the moral basis of the fight against terror if lawmakers went along with the administration's proposal to come up with a U.S. interpretation of the Geneva Convention's ban on 'outrages upon personal dignity.'
'If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic,' Bush said. 'It's just -- I simply can't accept that.'
Growing animated, he said, 'It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.'"

Because, of course, as Americans, we are just inherently better than the terrorists, not because we do follow codes like the Geneva Convention...

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