Saturday, May 10, 2008

Smoking Guns On All Sides

From The Smoking Gun by Errol Morris:

How many torture memos does an administration have to promulgate before the public gets the idea they are promulgating torture? Bush has recently admitted that he was present at these meetings and approved "harsh interrogation techniques." And yet this has scarcely been a news story. Well-documented attempts to subvert the Constitution, abrogation of the Geneva Conventions and simple human decency. What does it take?

We are surrounded by smoking guns on all sides. Crimes have been committed; we have ample evidence of them. But there can be no justice if there is a failure to stand up for it, if we fail to demand it. Here's the flip side of the torture memos. John Yoo can argue that the President can do anything. Let him do what he pleases, but does that mean he can't be held responsible for the things he has ordered or the things done in his name?

It is easy to dismiss all of this as the unfortunate product of war. But this is not about war, it is about us. How complacent have we become? What does it take? Each day that we allow these crimes to go unanswered erodes the very ideals that this country stands for.
Obviously since all of this is not oral sex it is as moral and as ethical as can be, and therefore none of it calls for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Shame on our Congress for not impeaching George W. Bush. Shame on Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton for putting their own political ambitions above the needs of our country.

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