Thursday, December 11, 2014

American Is No Longer Great

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

1. The "Graywashing" of CIA Torture

2. (Dick) Cheney: 'The report is full of crap.'

3. Pardon Bush and Those Who Torture

4. Reaction to the CIA report suggest that many involved would do it all over again

5. UN: 'We won't take 'no' for an answer, CIA torture must be investigated"

6. Why Obama Won't Prosecute Torturers


Jerry Carlin said...

Yes, so sad when we stoop to their level,

Jerry Carlin said...
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la peregrina said...

True, Jerry, as Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Jerry Carlin said...

Ain't that the truth!

Rain Trueax said...

too true and too sad. It's not just what they did. It's that Americans seem to condone it. It won't be better when Republicans run it all-- not that I am proud of Dems either right now

la peregrina said...

What's that other saying, evil triumphs when good men do nothing?

Blue Witch said...

But, compared to what is done by the 'victims' to even their own people (let alone the rest of the world), all this pales into insignificance, surely?

And as for wars between the West and the rest of the world - why the hell are we getting involved in things we can't possibly ever understand. Their cultures and belief systems are so utterly different to ours that the only end result of the misunderstandings will always be the current world situation. There's no 'winning' for anyone, now.

What is the current status of G-Bay?

Bob Bixler said...

My ancestry is Swiss and they don't ever seem to have these problems. I agree with Blue Witch.
Mr. LaP

la peregrina said...

Ok, this is the third time I have tried to leave a comment here. Let's see if it works today.

BW, I believe torture is wrong no matter what the reason. A government that tortures it's enemies will at some point decide it is alright to torture it's own people. That, as you point out, is happening right now in the Middle East.

Agree with you on the West getting into wars with no idea of what it is doing.

Guantanamo is "closed" with about 136 prisoners still there. Yeah, I don't understand it either.

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