Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard

I read with interest the recent Bob Herbert column "Who We Are" published August 1, 2005, in the New York Times.

Mr. Herbert writes of the efforts of three Republican Senators, John McCain, John Warner, and Lindsey Graham, who are working to pass legislation to "expressly prohibit cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody."

You wouldn't think that you would need to pass laws like this.

This legislation, however has been opposed by the White House.

As pointed out by Herbert,
"Vice President Dick Cheney, in a meeting with Senators Warner, McCain and Graham, said the legislation would interfere with President Bush's ability to fight terrorism."
But as Herbert points out:
Senator McCain, of Arizona, argued that the debate "is not about who they are. It's about who we are." Americans, said Mr. McCain, "hold ourselves" to a higher standard.
Mr. Herbert suggests that we should be applauding these three Republican Senators and veterans. I second that motion.

America is not always about Republicans and Democrats.

America is about having a higher standard about everything that we do. It is not an acceptable excuse to torture or treat a prisoner inhumanely because of who they are. We act in the ways we choose to act because of who we are!

Thank you Senators!

Bob

3 Comments:

Blogger BushCheney08 said...

Bob,

I will not take your comment seriously because you support kerry, still. Its unthinkable that anybody still supports him after his evil was exposed. What am I talking about? Do some research on Unfit for Command.

12:43 AM  
Blogger BobsAdvice said...

Michael,

Unlike many right-wing blogs (except yours), I leave the comments section open and will not delete your inane remarks. However, please try to be a bit more coherent in your remarks. Instead of saying stuff like "I will not take your comment seriously because you support Kerry...." why don't you try to address the issue being discussed.

Your closed-mindedness does nothing to advance your arguments.

You feel that Kerry was "unfit to command" according to the Swift Boat smear campaign. Do you think Bush was ever qualified to be President? He is a reformed alcoholic, he was arrested more than once for his behavior, arrested more than once for drunk driving, avoided the draft by using family influence and then didn't even report for duty for his required service in Alabama.

Let's avoid character assassination and stick to the issues. That puts us a bit higher on the intellectual spectrum than the fungi in your shower stall.

Bob

7:18 AM  
Blogger BobsAdvice said...

Excuse me your name is Jayson isn't it, not Michael?

P.S. I am impressed by your enthusiasm in blogging. Do you get credit in school for this?

Bob

7:20 AM  

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