Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Torture Lawyer Withdraws Nomination

I guess he didn't have the ganas to undergo an interrogation himself, after admitting that he was one of the people who gave approval to the United States' torture policies.
At the hearing in June, Rizzo said he did not object to the 2002 memo that said for an interrogation technique to be considered torture, it must inflict pain “equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death.” He said he later deemed the document an “aggressive, expansive” reading of U.S. law.

Human rights groups had urged the Senate to reject Rizzo’s nomination because of his stated views on torture. In a letter to the intelligence panel, a coalition of advocacy groups cited Rizzo’s June testimony, in which he had not objected to the so-called “torture memo” the Justice Department prepared in 2002.

Now if only the Congress will undo the damage done by Rizzo, Yoo, Gonzalez, Rummy, Cheney, Bush, etc. etc. etc.

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