Monday, February 22, 2010

Fuck You, Eric Holder. You Took An Oath To Uphold The Constitution.

Dick Cheney said last week: “I signed off on it; others did, as well, too,” when he was asked about waterboarding.

I've been trying to think what I could say about this (other than, "Shame!" and, as Sister Tarsisus taught me to say of evil things done in my name: "Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!") that hasn't already been said. And then I decided that there really wasn't anything I could say that Jacob Bronowsk hadn't already said.

(And, of course, Oliver Cromwell ought to have taken his own advice.)

1 comment:

PoliShifter said...

Now now, we're just setting a precedent so future Administrations will have no problem committing war crimes and getting away with it. It's sort of like impeaching Nixon then pardoning him....why bother to impeach any more? (ie Nancy Pelosi's impeachment is off the table).

Oh wait, I forgot, impeachment is only for Democrats now...and if Bush/Cheney were Democrats they would be in jail already.

I understand the politics of not wanting to investigate the previous administration for war crimes. But at some point do we ever put politics aside and simply do what is right? Doesn't seem like it.