Obama’s Ludicrous Declaration on Torture Day

President Obama issued his statement on the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims.

I wonder if Obama’s ghostwriter was wearing hip boots when this statement was put together.

The opening of his statement could have been recycled from the George W. Bush years: “Torture is contrary to the founding documents of our country, and the fundamental values of our people.”

Obama declares that torture “surrenders the moral authority that must form the basis for just leadership. That is why the United States must never engage in torture, and must stand against torture wherever it takes place.” (He neglected to mention that the U.S. is also obliged to never release any photos documenting torture – unless the torture was committed by foreign governments who were not allied to the U.S.).

Obama declared: “My administration is committed to taking concrete actions against torture and to address the needs of its victims… My budget request for fiscal year 2010 includes continued support for international and domestic groups working to rehabilitate torture victims.”

Well now ain’t that just dandy.

Spending U.S. tax dollars for private groups aiding torture victims supposedly compensates for Obama’s coverup of the evidence of U.S. government torture and his de facto pardon of all the torturers and torture policymakers.

6 thoughts on “Obama’s Ludicrous Declaration on Torture Day”

  1. New lies for old. Where is the surprise in this anymore? This is further proof that DC is so out of touch with reality.

  2. President Obama The Divine decries torture, and says that we must stand against torture wherever it takes place.

    NIce of you to say so, O Great One. May I earnestly suggest, then, that you order investigations under the Convention Against Torture? . . .

  3. Frank Rich says the Obama administration is like watching Michael Corleone try to make his dad's business legitimate.

  4. All I remember during the campaign was the US will pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan if he is elected President. Now suddently we have deployed batallions to Afghanistan. One freaking lie after another. Sounds like the million green jobs when he was elected promise and the jobs will return to the US from overseas promise to the autoworkers during the campaign. The media however has been fooled by Obama from the day he opened his mouth and they continue to believe him and spins his rhetoric hoping to fool the American public.

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