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August 25, 2009 / allyo

Simple

Both the airways and my Google reader are rife with discussion on the 2004 Inspector General’s report on torture. Now, I love a good legal discussion. Nina Totenberg reciting the previous day’s Supreme Court discussion is the highlight of my drive time. But among all the discussion of should we investigate, if so, how far should we dig, there’s something that I can’t shake. That has my stomach in knots right now. Those detainees? They’re people. Flesh and bone and blood. Someone’s child. Treated worse than an animal.

Personally, I think Bush and Cheney and the entire gang should be brought up on war crimes charges. This is not going to happen. But this whole thing about “moving forward?” If we move forward to quickly, we’re telling these people, their families, their mothers and fathers, that they are garbage. That the agony we inflicted upon them in the name of national security doesn’t matter.

That’s not the country I want to live in. And on some level, it’s really simple. We’re either an honorable nation, or we’re thugs. We can’t have both.

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  1. Tracy / Aug 25 2009 9:19 am

    Amen amen amen.

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