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The Torture Issue and 2010 Senate Elections

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icon_digg When reviewing which senators are coming up for re-election in 2010 (posted here) and comparing with this list of senators who were briefed on the CIA’s torture techniques (posted here (pdf document)) we discover the following senators should be given serious consideration of our vote in 2010:

Democrats:

  • Evan Bayh – Senator from Indiana (D)
  • Russ Feingold – Senator from Wisconsin (D)
  • Barbara A. Mikulski – Senator from Maryland (D)
  • Ron Wyden – Senator from Oregon (D)

Republicans:

  • Richard Burr – Senator from North Carolina (R)
  • John McCain – Senator from Arizona (R)
  • Richard Shelby – Senator from Alabama (R)
  • Christoper S. Bond – Senator from Missouri (R) (retiring)

Understandingly being briefed under the blanket of congressional confidentiality and condoning torture are entirely two different issues; it is still a voter’s responsibility to request the candidate’s feelings regarding their position on torture.

Additional Reference Sources and Newswire Updates:

Related Newswire Articles on 2010 Elections

Related postings on the torture issue:

Is There a Need for Abu Ghraib II Photos

What Makes Guantanamo Bay Special

Change Starts by Correcting the Past

Torturing Democracy – The Film

Making a List and Checking it Twice

Armitage: ‘Maybe I should have quit’

Richard Armitage, the former US Deputy Secretary of State, tells Avi Lewis on Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines why he should have resigned from the Bush administration over its lack of respect for the Geneva conventions.

From Fault Lines, a new show on Al Jazeera English hosted by Avi Lewis and Josh Rushing.

The first episode examines the Obama administration’s emerging policies on detention, rendition and torture.

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