Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Remember when I said I sort of understood why war crimes trials weren't such a good idea?

These sorts of stories dribbling out are changing my mind.

They systematically subverted the law, committing torture, and shamelessly bragging about it with a wink and a nod. Darth Cheney is bragging still.


They violated basic, fundamental laws. The ones that separate us from savages. Their pretext was our protection. In the end, they achieved nothing but a shameful drubbing of our good name.

Knaves and fools.

Turnabout's fair play. How 'bout extraordinary rendition of some of these characters to a country with the balls to give them a fair trial and, if convicted, a stretch of time in someplace like Spandau.

If I were Bush, Cheney, Feith, Wolfowitz, Addington or Yoo, I'd be mighty careful about what foreign countries I vacationed in for the rest of my life.


Churlita said...

I also don't believe torture is very effective. I'd tell anyone anything they wanted to hear if I was being tortured. You want me to say I killed someone?: Okay. Now, you have a scapegoat, but you haven't discovered who the real killer is.

Anonymous said...

David. Please meet me to discuss. On the Tidal Basin. 3:00 am. Don't tell anyone you're coming.

David in DC said...

You can't sneak up on me. George Lucas always plays that gloomy John Williams theme when your around.

Dah-Dah-Dah Dah-De-Dah Dah-De-Dah. Dum-Dum-Dum Dum-De-Dum Dum-De-Dum.

And James Earl Jones' rasp when you exert yourself is unmistakeable.