Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Welcome To Room 101

"We never tortured anyone."
I never thought I'd see the day when I would actually see a Torture Report in this country.
 Part of the reason I started blogging was so I could call out Bush and his henchman and name what they were;
 War Criminals.
 But I don't suppose the Torture Report says that.
Dick Cheney said the report was "a bunch of hooey" I think he should be first in line for a "rectal hydration"
Wonder what Bush has to say about it? George W. Bush Knew He Was Too Stupid to Keep the CIA's Torture Secrets
Not shocked!
So where do we go from here? If past behavior can predict future behavior, President Obama will just say "we can't look back." 
It looks like The U.N. Human Rights Committee, has already said that international law had been broken and it's suggested that "The U.S. Attorney General is under a legal duty to bring criminal charges against those responsible."
I'm not holding my breath. Our entire justice system is caught in a corporate choke hold.  
More to the point, after sinking so low and torturing individuals what exactly did we get? Earth shattering information? I'll say, how about this? $80 million went to a contractor made up of 2 psychologists who formed a company, with no experience in interrogation."CIA chose two clinical psychologists who had no intelligence background whatsoever, who had never conducted an interrogation... to do something that had never been proven in the real world." 
These psychologists were, Bruce Jessen and James Elmer Mitchell, Mitchell joined the Air Force in 1975,  
Bruce Jessen and Captain Michael Kearns
 a hostage negotiator at Lackland AFB in Texas. I don't know of any relationship between him and good old "W", both were in the Air Force, although Bush was a pseudo pilot.
Later, Bruce went on to try and become a Mormon and looks like after a week of finding religion as a Bishop, he left the church. Maybe his conscience bothered him?
"History won't judge this kindly" - Jon Ashcroft
 How will history judge Diane Feinstein and her husband's, $600m defense contract in 2002, and  received  "a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms, profiting from war and the misery caused by the Great Recession? Where did the "audacity of hope go"? Now what we have is the audacity of criminals who torture and profit. Like the bankers they are "too big to prosecute."
Torturer's will go unpunished, bankers will go unprosecuted and cops will continue to kill unarmed citizens.
I would like to say I am glad this report came out, but I am more sorry than anything. This report cost $40 million that should have been used for reparations to people who's lives were destroyed by this bogus war  and torture to stop "terrorism." Where did it get us?

“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?” 
George Orwell, 1984


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