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Crossposted at Daily Kos
Two weeks ago, on 9/15/09, a few good men, actual Marines, told chickenhawks Ex VP Daddy Cheney and his Brat Daughter, who have never served in the military, to STFU, cause your not helping.
Former Marine commandant Charles Krulak and former Marine general Joseph Hoar, who succeeded Schwarzkopf at Central Command, dress(es) down former VP Cheney on the issue of torture.
“… we never imagined that we would feel duty-bound to publicly denounce a vice president of the United States, a man who has served our country for many years. In light of the irresponsible statements recently made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, however, we feel we must repudiate his dangerous ideas — and his scare tactics.”
“What leaders say matters. So when it comes to light, as it did recently, that U.S. interrogators staged mock executions and held a whirling electric drill close to the body of a naked, hooded detainee, and the former vice president winks and nods, it matters.”
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If you like that, it gets even better below the fold.
“The Bush administration had already degraded the rules of war by authorizing techniques that violated the Geneva Conventions and shocked the conscience of the world. Now Cheney has publicly condoned the abuse that went beyond even those weakened standards, leading us down a slippery slope of lawlessness.”
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Violated the Geneva Conventions? Well, I guess makes Dick a War Criminal, doesn’t it?
So, why isn’t Dick on trial for War Crimes and violations of American law?
What’s more, just yesterday a few more retired US Generals got in on the act. Unlike the hyperpartisan wingnuts, these true patriots say that Ex-VP and War Criminal Dick Cheney and his Stepford Daughter Liz are talking “Nonsense”. Way to go, Generals!
“It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the date at which Guantanamo is closed,” retired Brig. Gen. James Cullen, a former chief judge of the Army’s Court of Criminal Appeals, told POLITICO Tuesday.
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On top of the Marines above who are quoted as calling Cheney’s ideas “dangerous” and his actions as “lawless”, nothing sums up Dick and Liz Cheney’s recent actions up better than “nonsense” and “undermining our national security”
Scare tactics. Of course, without any ideas that haven’t totally failed, scare tactics is pretty much all the GOP has left, but it sure is refreshing to hear someone outside of the So Called Liberal Media say it.
“Some of the fear issues that are being raised in this are really unfortunate. It gets people excited about things they shouldn’t be excited about and impedes doing what is critical to this country. Get that damn symbol off the table,” said retired Gen. David Maddox, a former Army commander-in-chief for Europe. “We take a setback every time somebody, whether it’s the vice president or his daughter comes out and says the things that they say….We have to get out there again and just keep pounding.”
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“We take a set back . . “? Doesn’t that sort of thing help the terrorists?
Of course it does, but in the paranoid, reactionary world of chickenhawk right wing loons, nothing is more important than overreacting to a problem and then sending wave after wave of troops to go fight it until the killbots have reached their limits and self destructed.
Remember that pesky Rule Of Law thing? If so, this should be a no brainer.
About that rule of law thing. If we are to have any accountability, we must start here, now. We can’t “Look forward”, we can’t limit our investigations, we MUST have accountability for all. Otherwise we have two sets of rules, one for the rich and powerful and one for everyone else. We can’t have two sets of rules, if we do, that means we have no rules at all.
You want us to have hope? Then we want you to have accountability, full accountability, even if that means going all the way to the top.
That’s why Attorney General Eric Holder and Special Prosecutor John Durham MUST go all the way to bring Dick Cheney and his acolytes to justice. Doing less is a failure of Democracy and a war crime in and of itself.
Complicity is a MotherF$%ker. Why go down in history as a war criminal for a Dick like Cheney?
You can contact Attorney General Eric Holder and demand accountability, starting AT THE TOP with Dick Cheney here
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Department of Justice Main Switchboard – 202-514-2000
Office of the Attorney General – 202-353-1555
U.S. DOJ FAX number for AG Holder
FAX: (202) 307-4613
E-Mail the Attorney Generals Office at [email protected]
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You can Contact President Barack Obama’s White House to demand accountability STARTING AT THE TOP with Dick Cheney here
CALL The White House at 202-456-1111 and E-Mail the WH here
The best part? According to Sean “I’m an idiot?” Hannity, Bush, Cheney and their gang are war criminals and should be in jail too
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Torture DOES NOT WORK and CAN NOT be ignored.
To do so is a crime, and I didn’t vote for complicity in war crimes.
Please urge Attorney General Holder and President Obama to do the
right left thing. Just because they’ve named a Special Prosecutor doesn’t mean this thing is over yet. It hasn’t even begun.