Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sign this petition, please

My choice for President in 2004 was Wesley Clark. As we all know, he didn't make it through the Democratic primaries. But I thought he was the best-qualified candidate to lead this country. He's very smart, is fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, German, and Russian), is a 4-star General, has an advanced economics degree, has been knighted several times, and led one of the most successful military endeavors of recent memory (ridding ethnic cleansing in Kosovo). Read more about Clark here.

Thus, it is with great enthusiasm that I implore you to sign this petition. It's a petition addressed to John Warner, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to conduct hearings on the Bush Administration's involvement, possible culpability, and role related to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

There aren't many things more important in fighting wars than adhering to the Geneva Conventions. After all, we were seriously pissed off at our opponents in World War II for their treatment of our POWs, as was the rest of the world. Pissed enough to enact some stringent rules for protecting prisoners of war, even if it meant losing some ability to coerce information from them.