Monday, March 23, 2009

Please Mr. President! Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!

Water boarding = Torture = Illegal

Mr. President, Dick Cheney is more than the crazy uncle at the wedding. He is trying to eat your lunch. He's not worthy of conducting a conversation (by proxy) with the President of the United States. This guy Cheney is not just the ex-vice president of the United States. He is an un-indicted, yet to be indicted, war criminal. He is a known felon and should be arrested.

Mr. President, if you're not going to ask your Attorney General to indict this scumbag, at least get out of the way and name an Independent Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into Cheney's actions. As Jonathan Turley says, it will be the shortest investigation of war crimes in history because the inconvertible evidence is already on the table:

8 comments:

  1. Emily, You and Jonathan Turley are very persuasive.

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  2. In my view, Barack Obama has the economy boiling over on all three burners, and Afghanistan on the fourth. There's no room for giving Cheney the pasting he's asking for. That would have to come from Pelosi. Good luck on that.

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  3. I applaud the president for addressing "He Who has No Name" on the 60 Minutes interview. I do not, however, agree that he needs to lead the charge when it comes to criminal prosecution. At least not right now. There are many more pressing issues facing America today. I have no doubt, that at some point, there will be some form of investigation, but we don't need to distract the Justice Department from the more important business of keeping us safe from the terrorists and the Slugbugs of Wall Street.

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  5. Palestinian Partisan, it's been pointed out innumerable times that when one posts a comment in English in uppercase characters exclusively, it is comparable to shouting at the top of your lungs when you are in a crowded room. (Not that it's especially crowded here at the moment.) When you are inside and shouting, people tend to tune you out and not listen to the content of your remarks. I am among them. Unfortunately so. I did follow your link and you have a worthwhile message. You just don't know how to put it across effectively. That inarticulation has hamstrung the Palestinian cause for decades.

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  6. Emily: I don't understand.

    Torture experts say torture doesn't really help. The tortured don't tell you the truth; they tell you what you want to hear.

    President Obama spoke constantly and eloquently about closing Guantanimo and ending torture and adopting the principles against torture that is elaborated in the Geneva Convention.

    Generally speaking,President Obama is keeping his campaign promises. So why is he not keeping his promise on torture? What am I missing? Who is Obama listening to, Attorney General Holder? Secretary of State Gates?

    What am I missing?

    What's keeping

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  7. President Obama has decided to keep Bush's rendition policy in place. I point to that as one troublesome example of change/no change.

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  8. Dick Cheney is indeed a war criminal and a massively constant liar to boot. He is also a dangerously paranoid psycopath who deserves trial, conviction, and sentencing. He was also a pirate and reverse-Robin Hood, plundering the poor and middle class taxpayer to finance huge non-bid contract payouts to his crooked pals at Halliburton and elsewhere. He should be tried and sentenced for those economic crimes as well. I believe President Obama must not only repudiate torture, but rendition and all other aspects of the covert Bush/Cheney methodology as well.

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