Gee, I wonder why I haven’t seen any of this on the news lately…

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who headed the military inquiry into the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse and was given an early retirement in return, had this to say (McClatchy) about a week ago:

“After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes,” Taguba wrote. “The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”

Taguba, whose 2004 investigation documented chilling abuses at Abu Ghraib, is thought to be the most senior official to have accused the administration of war crimes. “The commander in chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture,” he wrote.

You may also want to read this commentary piece.

Sadly, I don’t see a chance -realistically speaking- that justice will be served. I mean, fucking Democrats can’t stand up to Mr. “29% and Decreasing” on the most basic of duties, looking after the people that elected them, when it came to granting Telcos amnesty for helping the administration in illegally spying on them.

Seriously, no way they will stand up to him and do a serious investigation into all these blatant human rights abuses that the very General who was asked to investigate and probably knows a lot more than you, me, or those deluded pro-fascist Right Wingers for whom Glorious Commander-In-Chief can do no wrong by definitition do, deems war crimes. I am also willing to bet Maj. Gen. Taguba is not hellbent on destroying America the beautiful and surrender it to the islamonazifascistcrats who will force you to worship Marx, Lenin, Darwin while praying to Mecca (and adopt the metric system). So, you know, I am inclined to trust his judgment.

No really, tell me you can see The Democratic party standing up and do a serious investigation (which the Administration will no doubt block in every possible way they can, of course). Even less likely that they will have the balls to call a war criminal a war criminal and treat him accordingly. Because, you know, d-bag pundits who claim to speak for the country may call it partisan. And David Broder and the rest of the MSM think it’s impolite and unpleasant, which certainly takes precedence over causing fucking unnecessary, horribly planned and executed wars, torturing (often innocent) people and wreaking all kinds of havoc. We can’t have that kind of talk at the dinner table, no! I think I need the smelling salts now.

If only our elected representatives had the balls to do what they were sworn to do.


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