Monday, June 29, 2009


No, 'C' doesn't stand for Christ. What would communists do?

"This is President Obama saying 'Well, we have to cover this up, because there's such terrible torture things we did, people will get angry about it.'

That's why we prosecute it, you don't conceal that. That's what the Soviet Union would do, that's what China would do, not the United States of America," [Bruce Fein, a former senior Justice Department official in the Reagan administration,] said.
Disbarment is a negligible consequence, but at least it's some small punishment for torture.


Silence DoGood said...

It is a scapegoat technique. The people involved felt comfortable because tacit approval was given from the Bush administration.

I find it amusing to see the referrence to Lieutenant Calley in the article. I do agree it is similar but particularly because of the scapegoatting that was in history too.

Lieutenant Calley's commanders up the food chain were calling for some sort of vistory through body count. He complied. He and these people here are guilty for not standing up for what they knew was right. But we are letting the top guys go free.

I agree with Obama as far as not prosecuting Bush but I think we still need to call out what he did that we judge as illegal.

As when Ford gave a pardon to Nixon he did not try to ignore but made a conscious decision to call it out and move on.

Ford: "But it is not the ultimate fate of Richard Nixon that most concerns me, though surely it deeply troubles every decent and every compassionate person. My concern is the immediate future of this great country. "

globeisatrocious said...

When Stalin died, all the top former officials were rounded up and shot. WWCD indeed!

lovable liberal said...

Now gia's defending Stalinists in his desire for criminal Bushists to escape any punishment whatsoever. Yeah, that fits.

globeisatrocious said...

If Bush is Stalin, you are Kruschev. Does that fit?

lovable liberal said...

So we're both dead Soviets? Is that your next rejoinder?

No surprise that you're trying to stretch what started as a stupid metaphor even further.

Khrushchev was a hell of a lot better than Stalin.