Saturday, April 25, 2009

Proffer to Republicans

You don't want us Democrats to criminalize policy differences?

God, what a weaselly formula, but you've managed to get the whole establishment media to adopt it. David Broder even wants the criminal enablers of torture to keep their reputations. If the proper officials do it, it must be proper:

The memos on torture represented a deliberate, and internally well-debated, policy decision, made in the proper places -- the White House, the intelligence agencies and the Justice Department -- by the proper officials.
Here's the deal, Republicans: Refrain from criminal policies, and we won't lock you up for it. And it's not negotiable, at least not for me.


globeisatrocious said...

Are you locking up the torturers, or the lawyers who responded to entreaties from the torturers for a legal brief describing what kind of torture is legal? Or all of the above, including the career lawyers? or only the Republicans among these? What about Nancy Pelosi who was intimately part of this policy decision but is not a Republican? Once you start rounding them up and putting them in pens, it's going to get messy. But you have the stomach for it!

lovable liberal said...

I'm definitely for holding the callous, criminal policy-makers and their unethical lawyers responsible. You? Not so much.

Pelosi should have gone public and dared them to arrest her. But they did tell her it was a crime to reveal what they had told her. Still, if she had had any real backbone in defense of the Constitution and the rule of law, she never would have taken impeachment off the table.

globeisatrocious said...

Let's start with policy approver Nancy - another overlap between us.

lovable liberal said...

Proving yet again that you don't get the point at Philosoraptor...

You'd punish first a person who was merely notified, who had no policy role, who was told to keep quiet, and whose sin was in acquiescing. The architects and implementers of the torture policy? Maybe later.

Really, didn't you get any moral education?