Monday, February 16, 2009

Enemy Combatants, Revisited

The ACLU has gotten it's hands on a truly smoking gun memo which was written for then Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Which document shows that those Rumsfeld had tasked with beating information out of suspected terrorists had not just tortured them, but tortured some of them, to death. That is, they murdered them.

Then the USA Today/Gallup poll found that 71% of Americans favor investigations into the Bush Administration. Even 44% of Republicans want to see the use-of-torture allegations investigated.

It was beginning to look like a perfect storm for something meaningful happening.

However, Obama seems to want to try to keep it all secret. I find this disconcerting in the extreme.

After viewing the documents that prove the torture was committed, the Obama administration will have constructive knowledge of felonies. That in itself is a crime under US law.

I guess I am just too vindictive because I still say, as I did in my post on 21 January 2009, that we just declare the members of the Bush43 administration "ENEMY COMBATANTS." Problem solved. Fast. Extra-ordinary rendition. No habeas corpus necessary.

But if you lack my violent streak and you just want to delve a little deeper into the mess, visit Check any of the document drawers on the left side of the page.

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