Tuesday, April 8

All that needs to be said
in four words and four sentences.


I know I know, I need to write for Six Sentences and yeah I'll get to that promise.

In the meantime, the Executive Director of Amnesty International has a letter in yesterday's NYFT which, in four (rather longish, but still) sentences says everything that needs to be said about the Bush Administration and torture.

It’s high time that the authors of the Bush administration’s legal recipe book for torture be brought out of the kitchen and into the courtroom. Yet despite volumes of highly credible evidence of human rights crimes, or even war crimes, a negligent Congress continues to fail miserably in its responsibility to mandate proper investigations into these cruel policies.

The United States’ moral and political standing in the world have completely eroded, and legitimate prosecutions of crimes against humanity against the United States have been compromised. Congress must finally face its own complicity in torture with concrete measures — not shortsighted hearings — by ordering a full, independent investigation into how torture became United States modus operandi and holding those responsible accountable.


I really can't add anything more to that except a buncha names for both Congress and the President's cadre, that, you know, aren't fit to print anyway.

7 comments:

  1. Please don't torture the 6S audience by making us wait! Submit something soon!!!

    :)

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  2. Hey BlueGal, Thanks for the Love

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  3. And these same disgusting excuses for human beings strut around all chicken-chested and proclaim that 'Merica iss a Christian nation!

    Hyuh, right. Like Christ would ever!

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  4. Let's prepare ourselves for the inevitable "we need to move on" meme after Obama wins the presidency. Because you know it's coming. Let's hope the democrats don't fall for it again. Yes, I know.

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  5. tcr,
    And these same disgusting excuses for human beings strut around all chicken-chested and proclaim that 'Merica iss a Christian nation!

    Hyuh, right. Like Christ would ever!


    I can barely stomach the Chickenstians and their not much of a virtue piety.

    robert,
    BG is anti-torture, but that doesn't mean she's beyond teasing us, eh?

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  6. When congress was in the hands of the Republicans they surreptitiously replaced the word 'oversight' with 'overlook.' The Dems have shown themselves to be not much better. It's past time to restore power to the FIRST (article one of the constitution, you know) branch of government.

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  7. There are so many problems in the world, and so many horrible things the Bush administation has done. But torture and war top my list. To be so cruel, so evil, and so wrong.

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