Today the day to stand up against torture...
"The president enjoyed a visit with the students, accepted the letter and upon reading it let the student know that the United States does not torture and that we value human rights," deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.
The handwritten letter said the students "believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions."
"We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants," the letter said. (emphasis mine)
the 2007 Presidential Scholars
If a group of high school students can identify and condemn what the US does as torure and contradictions of the Geneva Conventions, what are we waiting for?