An argument for your critical thinking classes

“The president instructed us that nothing we would do would be outside of our obligations, legal obligations, under the Convention Against Torture,” Rice said at Stanford, before adding: “And so, by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Convention Against Torture.”

Taken from here.

6 thoughts on “An argument for your critical thinking classes

  1. see, the sad thing about this is that if rice had a better education and greater intelligence, she could’ve interpreted the gist of the geneva conventions for herself and wouldn’t have had to rely on the president’s say-so. oh wait…

  2. but it might simply be too big a conceptual leap for them to compare bush to god!

  3. Too bad that such a brilliant woman continues to be in lock-step with her former boss’ paranoid ideology. If she is to ever have any credibility again, she has to acknowledge that there was something wrong. To rest on faulty argument by definition remains a sad form of rationalization for brutality.

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