About the Torture Act. Well said, by the persons we once accused of oppresssing us.
Well, we have home-grown oppressors now.
It is the most un-American piece of legislation passed since the so-called “Patriot” Act. But it is a “vital tool” in the war on terror, the President insisted, using his stock slogan for all of the administration’s various assaults upon proper judicial process and civil liberties. Massive electronic dragnets and wiretaps are a “vital tool”. Warrantless searches are a “vital tool”. Holding thousands of prisoners in an extra-judicial limbo is a “vital tool”.
And here we have another, rubber-stamped by a spineless Republican Congress. “With the bill I’m about to sign, the men our intelligence officials believe orchestrated the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people will face justice,” the President gushed as he prepared to make the legislation law.