A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit claiming contractors for defense firm CACI International Inc. abused detainees at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
In a 2-1 ruling, the D.C. Court of Appeals said the firm is protected by laws barring suits filed as the result of military activities during a time of war.
At this point, Obama should just take copies of every human rights agreement to which this country has ever been a signatory (including the Geneva Accords), and burn them publicly, just so there is absolutely no doubt in the minds of both American citizens and the rest of the world what vilely low esteem we hold the concept of human rights.
There are two problems with this country having gone down that slippery slope in the institutionalization of torture.
First, we have, for all practical intents and purposes, walked away from any human rights treaty this country has ever signed.
Secondly, by using torture against prisoners of wars, we have suddenly made it perfectly acceptable for other countries to torture US civilians and military personnel.
Chew on that one for a while, particularly if you have family serving in our military.