And I had just replaced it after the last time...
"President's Statement on United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the United States reaffirms its commitment to the worldwide elimination of torture. Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right, and we are committed to building a world where human rights are respected and protected by the rule of law."
So are we to infer that Alberto Gonzales and Donald Rumsfeld will be stepping down, and that General Ricardo Sanchez won't be getting that fourth star? Will all those prison ships return to their home ports? Will we stop sending anyone besides embassy officials and Peace Corps volunteers to Uzbekistan? Will our soldiers never again beat a taxi driver to death even though they know he's innocent? Will officials of my government never again give advice on how best to evade our laws against torture? And will those who are responsible for all these things finally be held accountable? Somehow, I don't think so.
(Cross-posted at The Poor Man. Heh heh heh.)