Captain Corruption\'s Commentary

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Torture VP Cheney gives Al-Queda another win

CNN has former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff, Retired U.S. Army Col. Larry Wilkerson, insisting that the guidance to torture prisoners came from :

"There's no question in my mind that we did. There's no question in my mind that we may be still doing it," Wilkerson said on CNN's "Late Edition."

"There's no question in my mind where the philosophical guidance and the flexibility in order to do so originated -- in the vice president of the United States' office," he said. "His implementer in this case was [Defense Secretary] and the Defense Department."

At another point in the interview, Wilkerson said "the vice president had to cover this in order for it to happen and in order for Secretary Rumsfeld to feel as though he had freedom of action."

The essential goals and tactics of are to use acts of extreme violence to effect fundamental change in a society. If we continue to dismantle the principles our nation was founded on, liberty, democracy, and government limited by rule of law, then we continue to hand the terrorists their victory. Spying on our own citizens, secret European gulags, habeus corpus suspension and ... Have the terrorists frightened us that much that we are ready to sell the soul of our nation for its defense?

Sad indeed.


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