Contributing Editor for Newsweek: Pardon the torturers.

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

Yeah, I really wish I was making that up.

Via Sadly, No! comes the distrurbing opinion that, in order to get the truth about all this torture stuff, Bush should just pardon everyone involved so they could feel free to speak without having their lives inconvenienced with things like “investigations” and “court dates.”

The whole piece reads like some odd sort of sketch comedy script, where they were going for humor and instead crashed headfirst into a big pile of Stupid.

How would pardoning people who engaged in and ordered torture going to improve our world image? How would that ensure we get to the truth of the matter, a truth that pretty much everyone in the Ruling Class and The Village seems desperate to avoid?

I’m just stunned that this sort of thing is even being seriously discussed. Our country tortured people, and we’re talking about ways to excuse that behavior and brush it off as partisanship.

See, laws are for the Little People. Only people like us have to obey the laws. The Administration, Congress, anyone who helps them or works for them? They get a free pass, and the media is more than happy to keep those passes coming.

All for the sake of avoiding that awful, terrible partisanship.

Which, by the way, is something that only the Ruling Class and The Villagers care about. I frankly think that we need more partisanship, not less.

Unfortunately, the Democrats are obsessed with appearing beyond partisanship while the Republicans continue to behave in an excessively partisan manner.

And all the while, the heroes in our media pat the Democrats on the head, then accuse them of being too partisan.

Good people of Teh Internetz:

We are fucked.

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    • theblaz on July 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm
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    but we are totally screwed.

    It really wouldn’t surprise me if Obama bought into this “post partisanship” nonsense and sweeps the whole matter under the rug, as said at the end of the article I linked.

    How depressing.

  1. Won’t Get Fooled Again

    We’ll be fighting in the streets

    With our children at our feet

    And the morals that they worship will be gone

    And the men who spurred us on

    Sit in judgement of all wrong

    They decide and the shotgun sings the song

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution

    Take a bow for the new revolution

    Smile and grin at the change all around me

    Pick up my guitar and play

    Just like yesterday

    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

    We don’t get fooled again

    The change, it had to come

    We knew it all along

    We were liberated from the foe, that’ all

    And the world looks just the same

    And history ain’t changed

    ‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the next war

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution

    Take a bow for the new revolution

    Smile and grin at the change all around me

    Pick up my guitar and play

    Just like yesterday

    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

    We don’t get fooled again

    No, no!

    I’ll move myself and my family aside

    If we happen to be left half alive

    I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky

    For I know that the hypnotized never lie

    Do ya?

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    There’s nothing in the street

    Looks any different to me

    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye

    And the parting on the left

    Is now the parting on the right

    And the beards have all grown longer overnight

    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution

    Take a bow for the new revolution

    Smile and grin at the change all around me

    Pick up my guitar and play

    Just like yesterday

    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

    We don’t get fooled again

    Don’t get fooled again

    No, no!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    Meet the new boss

    Same as the old boss

    -Pete Townshend of The Who

    • geomoo on July 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    emotions could get all stirred up,

    people might get distracted from their must-see tv,

    there might be a backlash from people who support torture,

    O’Reilly and Rush might go on a rampage and say mean things,

    America might lose its sense of its own greatness.  So many positives to just pardoning he well-meaning torturers.

    On the negative side, I don’t know how we can expect to get the truth if we don’t torture them for it.  Oh wait, Americans are different from anyone else in the world–we tell the truth freely and openly so long as we aren’t nervous that something bad might happen to us–everyone else tells the truth only when something bad is happening to them.

    But seriously folks, this is scarcely worth refutation.  Sickening.

    • theblaz on July 16, 2008 at 11:03 pm
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    That’s awesome! Thanks Budy!

  2. … on the top of the rec list at Daily Kos:

    In a stunning development which fell with the silence of a feather yesterday, 9 Republicans broke with their iron-fisted party to put country first, and voted to send Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s article of impeachment HR 1345 to the Judiciary, where Chairman John Conyers will hold a hearings on abuses of power by the Bush administration, according to the Congressional Quaterly’s CQToday.

    This is getting really bizarre … and as it’s been completely bizarre for so long, I think there ought to be a new word for the circus going on in this country.

  3. indict, arrest, prosecute, convict, imprison; repeat as necessary.

    Or if needs be…

    Breath control, sight picture, squeeze, repeat as necessary.

    I’m beginning to think I don’t have a real preference between these two.  You have no idea how sad that makes me.

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