Kiss my fucking ass, torture is illegal and the sonsabitches that perpetrated it are subject to prosecution, there is no woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Just for one example of what was actually going on when that lying motherfucker George Bush (pick one) said that. We Don't Torture.
Here is a different story.
This guy was Waterboarded 183 fucking times in one month, depending on which month it was, that is still so fucking outrageous that I can not hardly see straight.
H/T to my buddy Bill for the link and H/T to Emptywheel for dragging this into the spot light.
Marcy is one awesome lady.
Also, thanks to Bill and the lovely Jane Hamsher, I see that our current President has gone all Kumbay YAY motherfucker on like, maybe investigating and prosecuting this obvious crime and all of the other ones perpetrated by the Bush administration in their moments of pissing all over themselves in fear because they had no fucking clue what to do when they actually caught some bad guys.
It's like a bad third rate spy novel written in a whiskey induced coma, infused with 1940's commie witch hunt for seasoning.
Merciful God, these people are fucking idiots.
Get a load of this quote,Rahm Emmanual speaking about the Presidents decision to let these sick fucking bastards off the hook;
RAHM: But those who devised the policies --he believes that they were -- should not be prosecuted either. And it's not the place that we go -- as he said in that letter, and I really recommend that people look at that full statement. Not the letter, the statement. In that second paragraph: This is not a time for retribution. It's a time for reflection. It is not a time to use our energy and our time in looking back, and in a sense of anger and retribution. We have a lot to do to protect America. What people need to know, this practice and technique, we don't use any more. He banned it.
My fucking bolds.
As I said, Kiss My Fucking Ass.
These are criminal acts, condoned by the fucked up government of the United States of America under bullshit legal opinions written by some power hungry suck ups who would have OK'd the raping of their own Grandmothers just to bask in the glory of the power of the most powerful nation on the planet, who just happened to have an entire compliment of circle jerk experts in charge of it.
Fer chrissakes, Doug Feith?
Harriet Fucking Myers?!!
Jesus Fucking Christ!
I could go down to any local bar in any town and find more qualified people .
What the fuck am I missing here, other than these cocksuckers in office are all about covering each others asses and we DAMN WELL KNOW, they still have illegal shit going on!
NO, this shit does not slip under the bridge, there is no, what's a little torture among friends shit, these are CRIMES committed by our government, in our names and that shit needs to be evaluated, investigated, prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the laws on the books.
The same damn laws that would apply to me or you.
Fuck that, We hunted down torturers right after WWII and executed their asses for crimes against humanity.
Bring that shit on, I do not believe there should be any tiered legal system in this country and by design, it is not.
Only since we started this little adventure, those who have money and powerful protectors get away with shit that you or I would hang for.
Justice for all.
That is all I ask.
Did I not tell you that Emptywheel is the shit?
The New York Times has linked to her, giving her the credit for finding the little bit about how many times Khalid was waterboarded from the released documents that the NYT had but snipped the last twenty pages off by mistake.
Let me tell you something about Marcy, that lady gets so far out in the weeds even the pizza guy can't find her. She is famous for her digging through the facts in Plamegate and several other important legal issues that the government would rather not see the light of day.
Mr. Obama would serve this country well by putting her in a position to sink some teeth into those who try to escape justice by obfuscation.
She is a real world detective,not by profession, and does it on her own time.
She is also damn good at it.
Bonus, She enjoys the All American activity known as Beer O'clock.
Kudos to you, Marcy, you are a personal hero and a true patriot my dear.