Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Sheriff Bouchard Pro-Torture

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard is opposed to John McCain’s anti-torture bill.
…Bouchard said appropriate interrogation methods are necessary to keep the country safe.

"There are a variety of methodologies that can be used in interrogations," said Bouchard. "With proper training, we can bring forth information, but we need the tools."

McCain believes that Americans should “hold ourselves to humane standards of treatment of people no matter how evil or terrible they may be. To do otherwise undermines our security, but it also undermines our greatness as a nation. We are not simply any other country. We stand for something more in the world — a moral mission, one of freedom and democracy and human rights at home and abroad.”

Sheriff Bouchard needs to define what kinds of “tools” he thinks are appropriate in dealing with interrogations. In the meantime, try not to get arrested in Oakland County; human rights don’t mean much there.

[Hat tip: Michigan Liberal]

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