Saturday, May 30, 2009
Last night, on PBS' Bill Moyers' Journal, the documentary, "Torturing Democracy" was excerpted. The full documentary is available for viewing at:
I urge you to watch it. It isn't easy viewing. And, although I will admit a prejudicial dislike for John Yoo, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush, I will also say that the crimes they (and others) committed in the name of democracy are virtually unspeakable. They rank with the inhumanity of Joseph Mengele, Herman Goering and Joseph Stalin. A truth commission is inadequate in the effort to expose the torture and criminal acts authorized and approved by the Bush regime. And, if the current president chooses to continue to try to "move forward," he should be charged with not only being an accessory after the fact, but for obstructing justice. Watching this film horrified me. It also made me ashamed of being an American.
I had hoped to no longer post political comments. This, I think goes far beyond partisanship or glib (as well as unprofessional) punditry to address the very core of our nation and of what it means to be human... and inhumane.