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August 31, 2009

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James Stripes

Dick Cheney was the first Vice President in American history with any power. Outing Valerie Plame Wilson was the least of his crimes. He and John Yoo are the leading perpetrators of the worst violations of standards of decency since the Alien and Sedition Acts in the Adams administration. Bush's tarnished legacy as possibly the worst President is US history is a direct consequence of the power he surrendered to these criminals.

Flowerplough

"And Mr. Cheney apparently advocated that people in the executive branch engage in torture (i.e., break the law). Some might argue that that, in itself, is a crime." Torture? Torture? Bammy's new directives go so far as to direct that even mild sleep deprivation is now off limits as a coercive. Ivy league doyenne! Like Anne Coulter supposedly said, if you can pay a stranger in San Francisco to do it to you for fun, it might not really be torture. A ton of you all were secretly relieved that the Bush & the Cheney, and not Al Gore and the cancer-wife-betrayer were in charge on September 12th, 2001, but that was then, and this is now, hayna? Iffen I'd been Cheney, in early '02, I'd have found a way to Roosevelt-ize huge swaths of urban lib whiners into something resembling Roosevelt's Japanese-American internment camps for the good of the cause, for the duration of hostilities.

Flowerplough

Deb

HI James,

I agree with you.

Deb

HI Flower,

How are you?

I hear you, but that's not the point. The point is that torture is illegal -- just like bank robbery.

If politicians and bureaucrats want to do something illegal without suffering the consequences, they should get the laws changed.

Cheney did not bother with getting laws changed: he just did what he wanted and didn't suffer consequences.

I bet a ton of bank robbers would love to be in his position (and murderers and rapists and drug dealers and thieves...). But what happens to our society if we selectively allow people to violate laws?

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