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High school students join calls to stop torture

Posted by stoptorture on 26th June 2007

A very brave group of 50 high school senior receiving the Presidential Scholars award at the White House delivered a hand-written letter to President Bush yesterday at the ceremony, according to the AP. Seems like the students prepared it impromptu. The president was apparently a bit surprised by this unscripted form of citizenship. He read the letter in front of them after it was handed to him and talked to the young woman who gave it.

Way to see through the lies and express yourselves high schoolers. It is proof that a group of 50 high schoolers from around the country who barely know each other have a greater sense of national morality than the present government.

The White House came out with its usual statement about how the US does not torture, which of course, uses code words that allow for the loopholes the president thinks exist (ie. no torture as the administration defines it, but yes cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, especially in facilities outside the US run by intelligence services if the president determines it is necessary for national security).

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