Friday, April 24, 2009

Why don't we all stop talking about America Torturing…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:37 PM Permalink

…so many people, some who have done no wrong, and some that clearly should be imprisoned for life if the charges can be brought and a conviction had by court findings that comply with American and foreign laws alike.

There are superior methods of interrogation that are much more effective at obtaining valid information. I fervently hope trials for torture and prosecution of the many war crimes of gwb are in the works.

Even if it does turn out that it is Spain or Italy or Germany that undertakes the formation of a war crimes tribunal, somebody needs to do something about these small, evil men who perpetually violated our values.

America will never again be on a level playing field with the rest of the world as long as any American can escape prosecution for the commission of preemptive wars, holding thousands of prisoners without probable cause, murder by president fiat, the killing of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, the displacing five million more by driving them from their own ancestral homes and lands, and the use of cluster bombs where it is known women and children might come across a bomblet and accidentally kill themselves or their children.

Haven't we killed enough? Or is this just another unjustified genocide? Have we become purveyors of evil ourselves?

This is not the America in which I grew up.

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