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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dear Mr. President

posted by on June 26 at 9:13 AM

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court limited student free speech, smart students take free speech to the White House.


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I guess the designation of free speech is limited to presidential scholars... still it's nice to see they did something worthwhile with their sanctioned photo op moment. good for them (;-D)

Posted by bijoubaby | June 26, 2007 9:17 AM

Sad that all he did was pat them on the head and say, "aw, isn't that cute."

Posted by monkey | June 26, 2007 9:21 AM

Man, it takes real guts for an 18 year old to tell the President to stop kidnapping and torturing people. His PR flak does a great job of insulting our intelligence:

"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.

But what she meant was:

“The students have been declared enemy combatants, and they will be deported to Guantanamo Bay for enhanced interrogation. Terrorist confessions to follow,” she added.

Posted by Original Andrew | June 26, 2007 9:41 AM

Dana Perino went on to say, "Further, the White House would like the students to know there really is a Santa Claus, an Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy."

Posted by misrule | June 26, 2007 9:49 AM

Why didn't they get to meet with the Deciderer, Mr. Cheney?

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 26, 2007 9:50 AM

Good for the kids. Though, a handwritten letter doesn't really help their image. *shrug*

Mrrrr... Bush though... Gah. No words for that.

Posted by Phelix | June 26, 2007 9:54 AM

I don't get the point of his whole refrain of "we don't torture or condone torture," when they are very clearly on the record as defending their right to use torture techniques. He must figure he's talking to idiots.

Posted by Gabriel | June 26, 2007 10:10 AM

Or conversely Gabriel, HE'S an idiot for believing we take him at his word.

Posted by COMTE | June 26, 2007 10:15 AM

Proving once again that even a teenager can out-think our president.

Posted by bitch on heels | June 26, 2007 10:58 AM

I wish they'd consulted a few people beforehand. They could have stated that so called "enhanced interrogation techniques" employ methods specifically barred by the UN Convention on Torture, and asked him how he wasn't torturing.

Posted by Gitai | June 26, 2007 2:39 PM

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