Monday, June 25, 2007

Dedicated to Monkeyfister's rant

Their may be hope for the next generation yet. Seems some presidential scholars (high school kids) had a bit of a confrontation with the shrub in chief today. They handed Bush a letter signed by all 50 on the subject of Torture

Scholars urge Bush to ban use of torture

President Bush pauses during remarks on the" No Child Left Behind" reauthorization, Monday, June 25, 2007, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to "violations of the human rights" of terror suspects held by the United States.

The White House said Bush had not expected the letter but took a moment to read it and talk with a young woman who handed it to him.

"The president enjoyed a visit with the students, accepted the letter and upon reading it let the student know that the United States does not torture and that we value human rights," deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.

The students had been invited to the East Room to hear the president speak about his effort to win congressional reauthorization of his education law known as No Child Left Behind.

The handwritten letter said the students "believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions."

For some reason none of the links I've tried to use seem to work so here's the above story via AP


BlueFlame said...

Heh, nice work. I can't help but like this one. Your link is broken by the way, you have a /br tag in there or something.

Snave said...

If we say we don't torture, then we don't!

Ugh... Wouldn't it be fantastic if everything was that simple?