Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The shame of this phony bush game should be called by its real name…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:03 PM Permalink


From Bob Herbert's NYT column today:
“After reviewing 517 of the Guantánamo detainees’ cases in depth,” [Jane Mayer of The New Yorker] said, “they concluded that only 8 percent were alleged to have associated with Al Qaeda. Fifty-five percent were not alleged to have engaged in any hostile act against the United States at all, and the remainder were charged with dubious wrongdoing, including having tried to flee U.S. bombs. The overwhelming majority — all but 5 percent — had been captured by non-U.S. players, many of whom were bounty hunters.”
We have war criminals running this country that beg prosecution and prison or execution.
The U.S. shamed itself on George W. Bush’s and Dick Cheney’s watch, and David Addington and others like him were willing to manipulate the law like Silly Putty to give them the legal cover they desired. Ms. Mayer noted that Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the late historian, believed that “the Bush administration’s extralegal counterterrorism program presented the most dramatic, sustained and radical challenge to the rule of law in American history.”
This simply takes my breath away.

This column today should be required reading for every citizen, please click on that link and do so.

Labels: , , , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home