Bush Schooled by Teenage...scholars


"A group of high school Presidential Scholars visiting the White House on Monday surprised President Bush by slipping him a handwritten letter pleading with him to not let America become known for torture and urging him to stick to the Geneva Conventions with terror detainees.

COLIN MCSWIGGEN, PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR: Well, the one who originally handed the letter to the president was, of course, Mari. She – we were lined up for a photo-op, and he came right before the photo and started speaking to us.
"He – we had a very casual discussion. He said it’s important to treat others as you wish to be treated. And he said that we really need to think about the choices that we make in our lives.
"And as he lined up to take the photo with us, Mari handed him the note and said, ‘Mr. President, some of us have made a choice, and we want you to have this.’ . . . After the photo he asked if he should read the note. And Mari said, ‘Well, that’s up to you.’
“But he read it right there, and had a very casual discussion with him about it. Right there in front of the White House lawn. . . . And his response was, ‘We agree. Americans do not use torture.’”
Oye was apparently not satisfied with the response: "[W]e brought up some very specific points in the letter about the treatment of detainees, even those designated as enemy combatants. And we strongly believe that all of these detainees should be treated according to the principles of the Geneva Convention. So this was a very specific point.
“We asked him to remove – I asked him to remove the signing statement attached to the anti-torture bill which would have allowed presidential power to make exemptions to the ban on torture.”

…and then they stole his watch

Maybe there is hope.

The best part is when he flat out lies to them.

They should write another letter that starts “Mr. President, we did not receive this honor by being stupid.”

…yet somehow Bush did!

<badoom chaaa!>