Thursday, April 23, 2009

Free Lynndie England!

I'm baaaaaaack! How much longer do we have to wait before these criminals who ran this nation for the last 8 years are brought to justice? If we don't do anything, and I'm not sure we will, well then, we must stop ballyhooing how god damned better we are than everybody else.

The man pictured above, Don Rumsfeld, approved of torture. Period. It's been written down and released. While others, like Lynndie England, have gone to jail for carrying out the orders of that man pictured above, and high ranking officers have lost their gigs for giving the orders of that man above, the man above faces no consequences. His superiors, pictured in earlier posts, face no consequences. This is unacceptable in the so called greatest nation on earth every bit as much as it's unacceptable in lawless societies we fight.

This whole waterboarding nonsense is just that. What kind of idiot thinks that simulating death, a horrible death, is not torture? The right wing radio yakkers aside, nobody with the IQ of a pitcher of water thinks water boarding is a-ok. There are Americans, soldiers and cops, who have gone to jail for using this medieval technique to extract confessions from alleged bad guys. There are foreign soldiers who have been charged by international courts with war crimes for acting like the Spanish Inquisition. Remember back when we were told old bedhead, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cracked in about 30 seconds and gave up everything, including confessing to killing JFK after being waterboarded? Well if that is true, why did they waterboard this whackjob another 183 times in one month alone? For fun? We don't torture. Right?

So if we don't torture, don't the torturers need to be prosecuted? Do we want our soul back? Come on, Mr.President, you aren't afraid of these war criminals and their drooling fans. Prosecute them. Even if no convictions occur, at least try to get our morality back. I want it back. I want to believe. I am one of those who really want to ballyhoo my government as being god damned better than everybody else.


Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

Well said, Max's Dad. I echo your demand...FREE LYNNDIE ENGLAND!

Jack Jodell said...

You are right on the money, MD! The former administration's key players, just like similar ones in Hitler's Germany and Tojo's Japan, MUST be triesd, convicted, and severely punished for war crimes and crimes against humanity! This includes, but is certainly not limited to, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, Addington, Ashcroft, Wolfowitz, Gonzales, Yoo, Bybee, Fleischer, Snow (post mortem), and Perrino. They willfully and deliberately broke international and domestic law and violated international treaties, or actively aided and abetted such actions. Justice MUST prevail!