Thursday, April 10, 2008

Torturing Torturers

By now, most of you have seen the ABC news reports that we've got clear evidence of war criminals in the Bush Administration. We all kinda knew that already, but now it looks like there's no "forgetting" or equivocating on the part of the principals.

So, without further ado, it's time to induct the following torturers to the ranks of the crimes against humanity club:

Dick Cheney
Condoleezza Rice
Donald Rumsfeld
Colin Powell
George Tenet
John Ashcroft

I think it's a sign of a criminally insane regime that John Ashcroft comes across as a voice of reason in this. For shame. Unfortunately, among the people thinking about this there are far too many who see nothing wrong with torture to "protect freedom." Everyone else is exclaiming about airplanes and tornadoes today, if they're paying attention at all.

For the record, torture is wrong. And I will be cheering for the war crimes tribunal all the way.


Anonymous said...

I've written Conyers urging investigation into these war crimes and impeachment of Cheney and Bush.

I would love to see all those responsible held to account in The Hague eventually, but I'm pretty sure nothing will ever come to pass.

I just hope we can get our country back. I hope we haven't already gone too far down the fascist road for things to end in anything but disaster. Fascist regimes never end well....


Anonymous said...

There was a poll on AOL I just participated in. The poll essentially asked if torture were
1) always wrong 2) justified in certain instances or 3) fine and dandy in all circumstances.

The majority of the people responding voted 2, with the next highest percentage voting 3. It was quite a large number voting, too, not just a small sampling.

So is that what our nation is now? Is that what we believe? Really?

Why do I feel as if I'm caught in some nightmare I can't wake up from?

Economic hard times are coming. Many would say those hard times are already here, but it will get much much worse in the next decade or two.

There are two things people do in tough circumstances. Either they become kinder and gentler and more cooperative, for the benefit of all, or they become meaner and more vicious and more "me first, the rest of you can just die."

Guess which direction I predict our nation will go in?