Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sing it: "I'm proud to be an American..."

It was largely the work of five White House, Pentagon and Justice Department lawyers who, following the orders of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, reinterpreted or tossed out the U.S. and international laws that govern the treatment of prisoners in wartime, according to former U.S. defense and Bush administration officials. The Supreme Court now has struck down many of their legal interpretations.

The lawyers drafted legal opinions that circumvented the military's code of justice, the federal court system and America's international treaties in order to prevent anyone — from soldiers on the ground to the president — from being held accountable for activities that at other times have been considered war crimes.

I hope that Obama gets elected and then purges the bureaucracy of these un-American creeps, from the Secretaries to the unpaid minions because if he doesn't, these nasty little virii will pop up and pollute our nation's vital bodily fluids.


rigtenzin said...

They could have accomplished all they needed without breaking laws. I'm really amazed at their shortsightedness. I'd like to be a fly on the wall during the decision making sessions that led to all this.

The worst part of this is despite all that's been uncovered, they are defending their actions.

bother yam said...

I'm concerned about what hasn't been uncovered...

Smudgemo said...