Thursday, January 22, 2009
Doing away with inhumane Neocon ideas
When we became a nation that tortures we became less. It was a dark sinister turn that must be halted and made right. Great shame has been brought on our nation because of this hideous practice. Torture is and always has been evil.
It is highly unconstitutional, immoral and again it must be stressed a completely un-American exercise in shame with much more in likeness to the old Soviet Union, China, or any other authoritarian government.
Confessions as the result of torture and ill-treatment make them completely invalid.
Information gained is unreliable and dangerous to the well-being of our troops.
Once we believe that torture is okay, that we're still pure and clean and good for having accepted it, we open ourselves up to many evil embraced horrors of our own making. The last administration and their supporters accepted pre-emptive war and collateral damage without a conscience thought, of the results of those actions.
Torture is evil here and everywhere it's practiced and it must never be used for information or punishment or intimidation or for any of the other screwy reasons governments or 'freedom fighters' deploy it.
Obama Issues Directive to Shut Guantánamo
Guantanamo: Obama Executive Order To Close Prison Full Text
Today we have been lifted from the cancerous depths of craven inhumanity. No longer do we have to hold our heads down in shame.
The whole world and history are looking at us now.
If we are strong, if the faith we have in our nation is strong, if what we have always told ourselves what we believed about the endurance of our Constitution is strong; then we should move forward with guts.
Obama/Clinton announce special envoys
Past administration officials who welcomed this filthy practice of torture have disgraced our flag, our ancestors' sacrifices and the dust of their bones. This is a war crime and all those involved should be prosecuted all the way up to the head torturer in chief, a traitor to ‘mom apple pie and the American way’.
Levin: I’ve Suggested To Eric Holder That He Should Appoint An Independent Investigator On Torture
Bush/Cheney and cohorts should be tried for war crimes against the people of the United States and the world. I fear, to do nothing would be an affirmation, by neglecting justice, of the former presidents’ position on all the wrong doing he and his administration have conspired against the laws and values of our nation.
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or DegradingTreatment or Punishment