Columnist lacks vision

Human rights organizations are seeking to have George Bush arrested for human rights violations regarding torture if he sets foot in any country outside of the U.S., but Frank Bucholtz in his column last week thinks that Bush protestors have ‘lack of vision.’

Human rights organizations are seeking to have George Bush arrested for human rights violations regarding torture if he sets foot in any country outside of the U.S., but Frank Bucholtz in his column last week thinks that Bush protestors have ‘lack of vision.’

I and many others think not and that it is people like he and Surrey Mayor Watts that lack vision. Not only is any kind of torture inhumane and illegal it produces misinformation.

Years ago, innocent people confessed to being witches when the church put them in the ducking stool, an early form of waterboarding, which led to their death by burning. Choosing death by burning over torture should tell anyone how ineffective torture is.

Also, both Bill Clinton and George Bush allowed and encouraged questionable borrowing practices which allowed people without sufficient capital and income to buy homes. This of course led to sub-prime mortgages and the world’s current financial crisis, so to have them both speak at an event which focuses on the economy is nothing more than a bad joke.

Gary Huntbatch