We have really all acquiesced to what was truly was a national crime. We all knew it was wrong and because we were afraid to be labeled unpatriotic and because our heroes in Congress went along we accepted the ticking bomb argument, not realizing that whatever information we got, the bomb would have already gone off. The stench of cruelty has so permeated and corrupted our national intellect that it has infected our collective conscience. Notice that when someone with enough courage and voice shouts out against this national crime we easily dismiss him as a kook. Rev. Jeremiah Wright was right. I feel like the women in the movie The Nuremberg Trials, "We didn't know." The problem is, we knew. We are all guilty, and the world needs to see us prosecute this crime. Obama, whom I love, is wrong. We cannot move on. That is purely wishful thinking and he, being a constitutional lawyer, knows better. Our constitution was specifically written as a reaction to this kind of governmental abuse and becomes meaningless if we ignore its core principles for the sheer sake of expediency.
James L. Pinette
May 7 2009 - 8:10pm