I was upset to read the prisoner torture memos which came out last week. I suppose I’m not totally surprised. It’s still upsetting.
I am equally upset the Obama administration won’t pursue those responsible.
To summarize, in order to legitimize what was otherwise cruel and despicable acts which violate our laws, treaties and nearly everything this country stands for, Justice Department attorneys redefined black as white, day as night, light as dark. The letter of the law was wholly removed from the spirit. It was a c-y-a ruse and those responsible should justify their actions under penalty of the law.
President Obama said he doesn’t want this type of examination, so it probably won’t happen.
The same thing goes for internal eavesdropping by our spy agencies. Those responsible should be held responsible.
A lot of people probably find my thinking naive, but I believe we must live by certain moral parameters. If our enemies force us to abandon these moral guidelines we have already lost.
This is a day filled with disappointment.