Well, we are sending someone a message, and it is not a positive one. I just read an old article by Jane Mayer about torture and the Obama presidency. Everything she wrote a year ago is still true today - there is no prosecution for torture, rendition, secret prisons, or murder. And the poor souls who were kidnapped and torture - and survived - have no recourse to our courts at all. Mr. Arar recently had his case dismissed by the US Supreme Court. He is far from being the only innocent who was sent to another country for torture, or tortured by our own CIA and Special Forces. And not only did Obama fail to prosecute, HE IS STILL DOING ALL THOSE THINGS - TORTURE, KIDNAPPING, SECRET PRISONS, ALL OF IT!!!
It is beyond shameful. It is massively sickening.
Here is a quote from Jane Mayer's article:
It was partly Panetta’s rectitude that got him the C.I.A. job. During the Bush years, he decried the country’s loss of moral authority; in a blunt essay for Washington Monthly last year, he declared that Americans had been transformed “from champions of human dignity and individual rights into a nation of armchair torturers.” He concluded, “We either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don’t. There is no middle ground.”
That's right - there is no middle ground. We profess to believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, but we are total hypocrites.
And here is another quote:
The Convention Against Torture, which
ratified in 1994, requires a government to prosecute all acts of torture; failure to do so is considered a breach of international law. America
Our government does not care about some puny "international law".... they are beyond laws, morality, and decency. They sicken me and that includes Obama and his government!