Friday, February 10, 2006

None Dare Call It Treason ...

posted by The Vidiot @ 4:49 PM Permalink

but sedition, heck yeah!

A VA nurse in NM wrote the following letter to the The Alibi:
Wake Up, Get Real
Dear Alibi,

I am furious with the tragically misplaced priorities and criminal negligence of this government. The Katrina tragedy in the U.S. shows that the emperor has no clothes! Bush and his team partied and delayed while millions of people were displaced, hundreds of thousands were abandoned to a living hell. Thousands more died of drowning, dehydration, hunger and exposure; most bodies remain unburied and rotting in attics and floodwater. Is this America the beautiful?

Bush, Cheney, Chertoff, Brown and Rice should be tried for criminal negligence. This country needs to get out of Iraq now and return to our original vision and priorities of caring for land and people and resources rather than killing for oil.

We need to wake up and get real here, and act forcefully to remove a government administration playing games of smoke and mirrors and vicious deceit. Otherwise, many more of us will be facing living hell in these times.

Laura Berg
So an investigation had to be made right ... right!? from the ACLU:
In September, 2005, VA Information Security employees seized Laura Berg's office computer due to the professed belief "that government equipment was used inappropriately ... during government time for drafting an editorial letter." No evidence was recovered to support that belief..
From the AP:
The agency's human resources office ultimately cleared her of any wrongdoing, but [Senator] Bingaman, D-N.M., said yesterday he was concerned that the VA investigated Laura Berg of Albuquerque in the first place.
So surely they apologized right ... right!? ACLU:
... the VA's Human Resource Chief, Mel Hooker, conceded that no evidence was found implicating the use of Berg's work computer in the writing of the editorial. However, he justified the investigation by saying that "[the] Agency is bound by law to investigate and pursue any act which potentially represents sedition."
Apparently she wasn't in a free speech zone.


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