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Taxi to the Darkside

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The only thing I know for certain is that these are bad people……

 

The above statement, uttered by George W. Bush regarding the 80,000 Afghani’s, Iraqi’s and others, seized as prisoners and held by US forces in various locations, would have been more aptly applied to himself and his entire administration.  Under the direction of the worst president ever in our history, people such as Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Ashcroft, Rice and Hadley and too many others to name here, conducted some of the most horrendous situations and events in US history, all the while wrapping them selves in the flag and proclaiming their Christian morality.

 

Under Bush’s direction, torture and imprisonment even of children, numbering in the thousands has been conducted through the twisting and contorting of international laws and treaties and in direct violation of our own constitution culminating in the 2007 John Warner Military Commissions Act in which Bush pardons himself, his cabinet and operatives in advance for the crimes they have committed against humanity.  Not one of those cases involving extraordinary rendition to countries such as Egypt for torture, not one of those held in Gitmo have been brought to trial. 

 

In the three known instances where legal action was taken, Hamdan sued the government, Zarkawi was tortured into confessing to things he may or may not have known about, and Padilla was convicted with his defense unable to mount a valid defense on his behalf.

 

Of the 5,000 Arabs rounded up by John Ashcroft immediately following 9/11 for no other reason than they were Arabic, only one case ever made it to court…..and was thrown out for lack of evidence.   

 

We have training centers in Arizona and Georgia which teach torture techniques.  We have a government that has systematically resorted to activities known to be futile in the collection of verifiable information, and condemned globally as inhumane.  And, for the most part, we stood by and cheered on those who have perpetrated these crimes against humanity.  Why?  What happened to us as a society, as supposedly the most advanced country in the world?  Why were we so willing to accept becoming what we claimed to despise in others?

 

 

The only thing I know for certain is that these are bad people……and it looks like they are going to walk away from all the human misery they have caused with their lies and manipulations; their outright deception, and live happily ever after. 

 

We can only hope that the International Court will charge them each and every one, with war crimes and crimes against humanity.  God knows there is no one in our government willing to bring this bunch of chicken hawks to justice.

 

If you haven’t seen this video you need to take the time to view it.  Put yourself in the place of these people.  What has happened to them could just as easily happen to you.  Just because Bush is leaving office doesn’t mean this nightmare is over. 

 

 (C) 2008 Marti Oakley