Drowning in the Politics of Torture
Guantanamo by Nadir’s Distorted Soul
Let’s make this torture debate absolutely clear:Â I’ve got cousins, a good friend and a nephew who are all in the military.Â If any of them was captured on the battlefield and tortured, I would want the lower level interrogators who committed the act to be prosecuted and convicted of war crimes.Â I would want the high level officials who authorized the use of illegal methods (not enhanced interrogation – TORTURE) to be prosecuted and convicted of war crimes.
This is not politics.Â This is justice.
As mainstream media talking heads like Joe Scarborough and John Meachum do their best to dissuade the public from demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder do the right thing, the rest of us should not lose sight of the principles that are supposed to beÂ the foundation of this nation: that all men – including alleged Islamic radicals, prisoners of war, members of Congress and US presidents – are ALL created equal, should enjoy the same rights and deserve the same punishment for their crimes.
How is this debatable?Â The law is the law, right?
Well, apparently not in the United States. Continue reading