City on a Hill Has Cesspool

The people who founded the United States were fond of quoting the Puritans who came before them for the proposition that the communities formed in the New World would be like a ‘city on a hill’, that is a beacon, to the peoples of the world.

Square that with this: More Torture:

The latest whitewash of U.S. “interrogation techniques” — aka torture — has been released, and in it Brigadier General Richard Formica concluded that it was OK to hold prisoners in cells 4 feet high, 4 feet long and 20 inches wide for several days.

And no one protested?

How much lower will we fall?

If you are reading this and you are a US citizen, remember that this was done in your name.

And if you are reading this from abroad, well, I don’t know what to say anymore. 945 days is a long time to go.

4 feet high, 4 feet long and 20 inches wide. That’s about the size of a nice desk, except a little taller and much narrower. Two days in the cage is OK? Where do they get this?

And the report hasn’t got any general officers up on charges?

Update: More at Needlenose

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5 Responses to City on a Hill Has Cesspool

  1. Jose Chung says:

    Boo hoo hoo

  2. calugg says:

    I’m about ready to give up on any courageous leadership coming from any pol regarding the current United States of Torture. Unless citizens raise hell about this, it will continue. Don’t look to the judiciary to put out this fire–too many of the federal judges are fans of the “unitary executive.”

  3. Mojo says:

    When the Air Force trained me in resistance techniques, they called that torture. But 9/11 changed everything… including geometry.

  4. Nathanael Nerode says:

    If you’re not in the US…. get your country to charge Bush, Cheney, et al at the International Criminal Court.

  5. Lee Kass says:

    poor suspected terrorists and their enablers…want sympathy?…it’s in the dictionary…between shit and syphillis!!!

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