It all comes together, right here.
Go give dday some love….
And yes, settling in is the stage we are at. We have the motive, which gives us “the narrative.” Now it just has to penetrate the national consciousness….and, if there still is one, the national conscience.
This is a simply stunning war Crime, on every possible level.
We tortured to get false confessions to use as a rationalization to illegally invade Iraq when there was NO reason to, and….it worked. The lies worked.
I will say it again, short of all out genocide, there is just nothing that defines evil more than what they did. It simply cannot be allowed to stand. We simply cannot ‘move forward’ without addressing it.
Joe Conason sums it up in one paragraph, as part of a great piece.
Yet evidence is mounting that under Cheney’s direction, “enhanced interrogation” was not used exclusively to prevent imminent acts of terror or collect actionable intelligence — the aims that he constantly emphasizes — but to invent evidence that would link al-Qaida with Saddam Hussein and connect the late Iraqi dictator to the 9/11 attacks.
And he ends it with the stark truth….
Cheney now claims that he preserved the country from terrorism and saved thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of lives. We need a serious investigation, with witnesses including the former vice-president under oath, to determine what he and his associates actually did with the brutal powers they arrogated to themselves — because instead their actions cost thousands upon thousands of American and Iraqi lives, all in the service of a political lie.