Sen. Patrick Leahy is calling for an investigation into the “chain of command” the orders to use these torture techniques came from. John McCain is saying we should just put this all behind us. No, sir. We don’t. I don’t care what the circumstances are, America should never torture. Our country was founded because of our founding fathers’ will to be free from a tyrant who tortured and killed people. If we roll over and let the people responsible for this get away with it we will be spitting in the face of every person who wrote the declaration of independence, the constitution, and the bill of rights. I want this whole scandal investigated. From the CIA torture planes to waterboarding detainees to Dick Cheney’s global assassination program I want it looked into. We hanged Japanese officers during WWII for water boarding American soldiers. It’s been illegal for a long time. To all the people protesting their wicked high taxes at tea bagging parties across the country I say this:
Your tax dollars were used to pay for these programs. Your money has and is being spent to break the law and violate people’s basic human rights. Terrorist or doctor, in America we believe that we all have certain unalienable rights. Torture is never a reasonable course of action for a modern democracy. It is what dictators and tyrants resort to when they run out of ideas. Instead of complaining about the “wasteful” stimulus package that was passed by our elected congress simply to help save us from the disaster the Bush Administration gave us as a parting gift you should be angry that your elected officials were knowingly commiting war crimes in your name. The world should look to America as an example for what they should strive for and we have a right to know what exactly was going on with these awful programs that were created supposedly to keep us safe.
Prosecute the people who ordered Americans to torture people. Show us citizens and the world what America really stands for.