Smoky Joe, JD, in Defense of Freedom
"It is now clear that leaders were responsible for abuses in Iraq," Mr Sifton said. "It's time for them to be held accountable".
So, be realistic, why would the President appoint an independent prosecutor? The world is not warmer; Saddam had weapons of mass destruction; the jury is out on Darwin; pollution contains vitamins; torture was not authorized; prisoners at Guantanamo get 4 course meals prepared by a French chef. In times of war, citizens must rally to the powers that be. We Patriots don't take kindly to traitors who question authority. Gonzalez will handle it with or without a warrant. What our internal security forces do is Top Secret so we can get the Terrorists. You get the picture. Now, what part of "shut up" do you not understand?
Thanks for the info, Smokey, now we can all get back to consuming and creating more personal debt.
Posted by: Gerry | July 23, 2006 at 11:31 AM
The things is they didn't stop yet. They haven't stopped torturing prisoners yet, and until they do, we don't know what it is, exactly. Because it isn't over. Yet.
Benefit of the doubt. Like that. You know.
Posted by: rollo | July 24, 2006 at 05:19 AM
Didn't stop. Top Secret. Leakers will be prosecuted for treason in time of war.
Posted by: The Happy Tutor | July 24, 2006 at 08:02 AM
I'm dreading my return to New York, to the politically charged atmosphere of the university. Night after night in the student union, the same pissing contest unfolds. Under the spell of the political treatise most recently in vogue, the Communists and Anarchists, by their large numbers, shout down the small handful of conservatives who gather there. These experiences deepen my mistrust of words--of their ability to interfere with simple human feeling and cloud the direct evidence of the senses. I heard one zealot pound the table with his fists, claiming that the world was coming apart. The country’s prisons were little more than charnel houses, he said, and its misery and poverty would soon overwhelm it. Yet to my eyes there was little to substantiate his claims, for things appeared to be as bad — or as good — as they had ever been. I was surprised at how easily these social engineers would fall on the swords of their own sophistries.
Posted by: Doctor Dread | July 26, 2006 at 09:42 PM