NYTimes Editorial: “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses”
The two greatest disappointments I have had with the Obama Administration have been that they never investigated/prosecuted The Bush Administration for war crimes that Chimpy and Blam-blam have all admitted—if not bragged about—committing; and that not a single bankster has had to suffer a moment in court for wrecking the economy.
One of the snarkier, on-going criticisms on this blog has been to urge the administration to hold a mirror under the nose of AG Holder to find out if he is still breathing. It sounds like the NYTimes is joining us.
…comes to us from gelatinous mass Turdblossom:
“Take, for example, waterboarding,” Rove continued. “In waterboarding — unlike World War II, where the Japanese attempted to drown people by basically pouring water in their mouths — here the feet were elevated so there’s little or not chance of any fluid getting into the lungs. And very careful standards set in place so these would help break the the resistance of the detainee without placing their life in danger.”
Got it. It wasn’t torture because the prisoner’s feet were lifted.
DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank.
I did not think I would live long enough to see the name Allen West and the phrase Think Tank would be in the same sentence
“I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity to lead one of the country’s preeminent think tanks,” said West. “I have long admired the NCPA’s innovative research in health care, tax reform, entitlements, retirement, energy, environmental and education policy.”
So what’s their stance on torture, Col. West?
…is always wrong Bloody Bill Kristol:
“The Cold War took 45 years,” said Elliott Abrams, a longtime diplomat who was top Middle East adviser to President George W. Bush. “It’s certainly plausible that this could be the same. … It’s harder to see how this ends.”
–King of Latin America Elliot Abrams
(There’s No End In Sight For America’s Middle East War Duties in Business Insider)
Counterpunch says that Will confirmed that Nixon (as a candidate) scuttled the Vietnam Peace Talks that President Johnson was negotiating.
Richard Nixon was a traitor.
The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will.
Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.
Nixon’s interference with these negotiations violated President John Adams’s 1797 Logan Act, banning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation.
Ugh, all those people died so Nixon could win the presidency. Hunter Thompson was right.
Famous comb-licking war criminal Paul Wolfowitz weighs in on the new turmoil in Iraq:
When asked his thoughts about the current situation in Iraq and whether the war was a mistake, Wolfowitz replied, “We have won it — in 2009.”
First, he needs his meds upped. Second, why is anyone asking Wolfowitz anything except for what the inseam should be on his prison uniform?
Liz Cheney has a winning smile.
“This president is an utter disgrace. He’s got a situation where, as your last two reports showed, you’ve got crises erupting around the world. And he is expending more time, more energy, more passion, more aggressive activity in targeting and going after patriots, heroes, CIA officers and others who kept us safe after 9/11.”
“He’s lying about what they did, he’s slandering them, he went to Cairo and did it in 2009. Today he did it from the podium of the Oval Office. It’s a disgrace. It’s despicable.”
–The most important Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in our nation’s history, maybe ever Liz Cheney , daughter of War Criminal (unindicted) Dick Cheney, who
quite literally cannot probably cannot leave North America without being arrested.
Anyway, her quibble seems to be with semantics, not with actual deeds and actions.
Former secretary of state and unindicted Iraq war criminal Condoleeza Rice has declined to give the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey:
“Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families,” Rice said. “Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.”
Let’s just say that the students and faculty at the school led some very successful protests to keep Mistress Condi off campus, as it should be.
It’s amazing to me that anyone would think of inviting one of the architects of the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the country to do anything, other than to apologize to the world for her part in crimes against humanity.
UPDATE 1: I comment on this over at Liberaland, thanks to a remark from Scissorhead Roket for opening my eyes a bit more.