Friday, May 01, 2009

When Condi comes to Calgary

on May 13 to give the keynote speech at The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, or as they like to call it "The School", will anyone ask her about this quote she gave to students at Stanford :

"The president instructed us that nothing we would do would be outside of our obligations, legal obligations, under the Convention Against torture. So that’s — and by the way, I didn’t authorize anything. I conveyed the authorization of the administration to the agency. That they had policy authorization subject to the Justice Department’s clearance. That’s what I did….

The United States was told, we were told, nothing that violates our obligations under the Convention Against Torture. And so, by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Conventions Against Torture."

Q has the video.

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