Lonewolf shared this ‘find’ with me, these are comments made to a Truthout article linked below, but something I think everyone should read, especially that ‘cowboy’ guy I kicked off this blog for advocating torture:
“To hell with impeachment; I say we use “enhanced interrogation techniques” on the terrorists who did violence to our nation – the ones who usurped power, shredded the Constitution, lied, cheated and emptied the National Treasury; I say we use a little water-boarding on them and force them to admit their crimes; I say we bring no charges, but keep them imprisoned at Gitmo for the rest of their unnatural lives: I say no habeas corpus for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Addington, Libbey, et al; I say they deserve the same sort of ignominious fate as Rudolph Hess at Spandau. You’d think after the last eight years, people would have enough of Fascist nonsense. But living here in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I can assure you there are plenty of good citizens of the Reich who have not learned their lesson. They will gladly cast their vote for more of the same rather than vote for a black man, …
Torture is treason. Bluntly put, this is what we are trying to comprehend individually and as a nation. Torture overwhelms human standards expressing, in effect, every violation that can be perpetrated against a human being. It unmistakably violates at root all the Articles of the Bill of Rights and the very intention of the US Constitution because torture is the ultimate corruption of power. Members of the Bush Administration have violated the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture. They have also violated Federal law – an impeachable offense – because the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution makes the treaty domestic law too. Major General Taguba reminds us that the victims of torture do not recover but actually carry the scars of such treatment invisibly for the rest of their lives. Citizens must realize that the very existence of torture implies the breakdown of Law, Due Process, and accountability from those in power. Once incriminated in crimes of torture its proponents and apologists must work to erode the democratic laws in place that would hold them accountable. Americans who believe in the greatness and possibility of our Nation must fully realize that people who are imprisoned indefinitely without charges and tortured are not prisoners. They are slaves. This is what the Bush Administration and its collaborators have done and what they represent. They must be held accountable. Therefore, “War Crimes” is the term and impeachment is the remedy. Major General Taguba has acted in the greatest tradition of democratic patriotism, military honor and courage by speaking out “defending the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic”. Each of us must do so too.
From the Truthout page:
This report tells the largely untold human story of what happened to detainees in our custody when the Commander-in-Chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture.
The singular failure of the American sheeple to understand what torture means and how it has destroyed any moral standing of this entire nation continues to shame me as an American. Coupling this with the illegal invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan in a deceptive and misguided war against an entire people who have done no harm to this nation whatsoever, and you have the actual ingredients for a Nazi regime. That regime is the Bush Administration, our American government, TWICE (s)Elected by the American Sheeple. This regime includes the entire US Congress with few exceptions.
I fully agree with both comments shown above. Torture is treason, and if we are going to be ‘treasonous’ by DISSENTING, then lets start with the bastards that made this happen.
I don’t think Americans have a CLUE when it comes to the horrifying destruction ‘we’ have now caused, laying waste to an entire nation of people. We’re focusing on a lot of distracting things with the assistance of a guilty and complicit media, while across the ocean, a radioactive wasteland bathed in blood from American weapons will ‘glow’ for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
No, I do not believe that we can stop this (nothing has worked so far). While that is the point, one of them anyway, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hold this government in loathing contempt for what it advocates. If nothing else, this will help you remember your decision and participation the ‘next time’ our corrupt leaders “demand” our allegiance or support for ANYTHING.
And lest you forget, your FELLOW AMERICAN who advocates more bloodshed, more war, more torture and more imperialism. We are NOT going to be ‘united’ on this issue (ever) as long as MORONS AND BLOODTHIRSTY FOOLS exist among us that believe they have the RIGHT to kill whomsoever they please.
Government sanction is MEANINGLESS, because it has NO BASIS IN MORALITY. Its evil roots for murder (war) are found in greed, perversion and control. But it has always been the people who have been ordered forward to kill for government, and it is always the people themselves who suffer the most. Governments claim no responsibility, which is an impossibility.
Let them do their own dirty work, bloodying their own hands. The real heroes of today are walking away from the battlefields. They are being called ‘traitors’ to their country by the ignorant FOOLS who revel in the blood of others (innocents). The real traitors to humanity are those that who are shedding the blood of the innocent.
Those with blood on their hands are NOT innocent. Nor are those who ordered them into the battle. Therefore, they are guilty and can be judged for their crimes. TO HELL WITH IMPEACHMENT.