A day after we post on the sorrow we feel about our country's heinous torture policies, Bush appears to have done something (dare I say) good by signing an executive order banning cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees. According to the BBC, "[t]hese include sexual acts or attacks on the detainee's religious beliefs." Does this mean that there is hope for positive change? Will this executive order this mean anything?
We would like to remind the President that we also requested that rights of trial be extended to the accused and that the United States take a firm stance against rendition and secret prisons.