...if today weren't also one of the most shameful days in our Congress's history.
I feel disgusting. I am disgusted. And scared to death.
I say fuck you to the horrible man I used to work with who had the audacity to call me alarmist because I coudln't stop myself from bursting into tears on November 3, 2004.
Today our government spit on our fundamental values. I am not being dramatic. Innocent until proven guilty is not some pretty little idea. Secret trials, a bludgeoning of habeus corpus, freedom to torture at will along with a freedom from accountability for so doing? Are you kidding me?
I cannot believe this is happening. I cannot believe this country is so unconcerned.
Okay, here. Here is a quote. Ready?
"The United States is committed to worldwide elimination of torture, and we are leading this fight by example. Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right.
Yet torture continues to be practiced around the world by rogue regimes, whose cruel methods match their determination to crush the human spirit."
Do you know who said that? Wanna guess? George W. Bush fucking said that. In a speech in 2003. He claimed to want to prosecute all acts of torture.
Molly Ivins gives a simple run-down of how insanely un-American this bill is (my words, not hers). Well, and about a hundred million other raving mad columnists and bloggers.
In the words of ElG, "Feh."