You thought you could get away with it, didn’t you? That we’d all just turn our heads while our own government destroyed evidence of POW torture?
Well, surprise! You’ve screwed everyone over so much that they’re all coming after you now! Everyone is tired of hearing the words “White House cover-up” and “formal investigation”, and you’re not going to get away with it this time.
On second thought, you probably will. I hate to say it, but it seems as though every screw up by this administration and the CIA is somehow overlooked and forgotten about. The media will cover it to death for the next few days or weeks, and then it will disappear.
What people seem to have forgotten is that the destruction of these tapes, and obvious admissions of torture go directly against everything we should stand for as a nation. The actions of both this administration and the Central Intelligence Agency have led us down an extraordinarily dangerous path, and have further compromised our safety and reputation around the world. Torture is bad enough, but then we have to go and destroy evidence of it?!
Almost 80 years ago, we made a commitment- as a nation – to stand firmly against the act of prisoner torture. We recognized it as both immoral and unjust. But somehow, we’ve forgotten that.
We’ve forgotten that the U.S. should act as a role-model for the rest of the world. That we should stand for all things free and just. That we should quickly correct any nations that operate outside of the articles of the Geneva Convention.
Well I, for one, am sick of it. It’s disgusting to see our country fall this far from grace in such a short period of time. We evidently learned nothing from the first round of torture at Abu Gharib.
There are many out there who will continue to stand by this administration no matter what they say or do. They’ll convince themselves that high-ranking White House officials knew nothing of these actions by the CIA. They’ll come out of the woodwork to say that “water boarding is not an act of torture.”
And they’re idiots.
There’s just no better way to put it. I’m all for freedom of thought and expression, but f’ing wake up. It was cool to be a sheep for a little while, but now it’s totally lost its appeal.
All I can do is hope, that for once, members of this administration and those responsible in the CIA won’t get away so easily this time. It’s time for the American people and members of our Congress to strongly stand against these traitors. They’ve put on a guise of ‘defenders of our freedom’, but have done nothing but compromise it.
Trust me – we won’t get fooled again.