If this Mother Jones piece turns out to have one scintilla of truth to it, then the US, and the world community, has no choice but to honor its moral obligation and try everyone involved, Nuremburg-style. No truth commission, no statute of limitation, no hiding behind lawyers’ language and defenses. Jail them all, bankrupt them while we’re at it, and then, just for fun, how about we have cameras in their cell block running 24/7—I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I’d have the desire to turn on that PPV channel just to see how those cocksuckers are handling the punishment they so completely and thoroughly deserve.
This is what’s happened because we let Bush, Cheney, et al, walk free after the greatest disaster of governance in American history instead of Obama jailing the lot of them like the criminals they are. After all, Bush brags, actually brags, about waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, a war crime, goddamn it, a fucking war crime. I know—it wouldn’t have been in keeping with the spirit of reconciliation Obama was trying to foster, but the fact is the Republican Party’s been shielding their criminals all this time anyway and would’ve been their most vocal defenders in case of arrest. Today Bush and Cheney, tomorrow McConnell? We can only dream….
To return to my point: If this of all things does not produce the arrests so long overdue, what will? What will finally shame Americans of all political beliefs to administer justice to these traitors (and that’s what they are; they turned their back on America to serve their own narrow personal interests instead) and commit them to prison where they belong?
Nuremberg should be our model now. The traitors have well earned it.