Comments are closed for this entry
View All
Favorites
Recency  | 
Popularity
Page:  « First  ‹ Previous  1 2 3 4 5  Next ›  Last »  (64 total)
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
williamg
Obamacare = law of the land. Forever.
12:58 PM on 04/24/2009
"The problem we have as a country is that our political parties have become like football teams, and each side has their own cheerleaders."

--EyeDoc007, Republicans political cheerleader.
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
gladys46
Know Your Interests, Vote
01:09 PM on 04/24/2009
He wants this to be about political party policy ! How is that to fly ... what U.S. president & his VP discussed publicly a t o r tu re policy except GW Bush, Inc. !!?
12:51 PM on 04/24/2009
There are too many big guys caught up in this and too much corruption all ways around.

Best possible solution:

Eric Holder gathers faithfully all the evidence and delivers everybody it can to the Hague. Let them eliminate the shadow government that exists here which they are very eager to do.

That would save us a lot of money and time and allow us to contemplate a new justice system that is capable of policing America independently, fairly, and above the powers of corporatists, elitists, banksters, and crooked politicians who stack the courts in their favor. This would be for the first time in American history.
photo
OliverTwist
Contrarian advocate for truth and justice
04:14 PM on 04/24/2009
Except there is reason to believe that much of the western world is involved in collaborations to actively violate or in any case ignore violations of human rights whenever it appears to benefit the elite.

We haven't even touched issues like the quid pro quo exchange of warrentless monitoring of the communications of other nations citizens in order for nations to bypass warrent requirements for monitoring the communications of their own citizens directly.

Similar arrangements are certain to be in effect regarding the holding of prisoners without charge and torture and other such things.

We are certainly going to have to push Eric Holder to do his job.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
williamg
Obamacare = law of the land. Forever.
12:46 PM on 04/24/2009
"Oh let's all watch The Obamessiah's ratings drop. Gather around everyone. Pass the popcorn and kool-aid please."

--Constitutionalist1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reality: New Gallup Poll -- Obama's first 100 days:


"How would you rate the Job Barack Obama has been doing as president so far -- excellent, good, just okay, poor, or terrible?"

--Excellent, Good, Just okay: 79%
--Poor, Terrible: 20%


How do REPUBLICANS rate the job Barack Obama Has Done So Far:

--Excellent, Good, Just okay: 59%
--Poor, Terrible: 40%


http://www.gallup.com/poll/117853/First-100-Days-Obama-Meets-Exceeds-Expectations.aspx
12:45 PM on 04/24/2009
Commissions are kind of lame..the 9-11 commission had a couple of sensational moments and that was it..I bought the book and dear god up in heaven it was too looooooong for my pea brain to take in..
Plus i think of the folks involved were a little dubious.

I think he/they are going to wait a while while the Pentagon keeps showing us pictures and grossing us out and shaming our @sses into demanding they just go ahead and arrest whoever broke the law..

This will not happen until the economy starts to even out..

One p**p storm at a time. But it will happen.
12:53 PM on 04/24/2009
Bush stacked the people on the commission who managed to block half the investigation and get all the juicy material blacked out.
12:43 PM on 04/24/2009
This just proves how utterly stupid and corrupted by power President Bush and VP Cheney were at the time. They had the egos to bring this out in the open and put a public face on this. They should have never, ever touched this. It was pure folly on their part to think they could draft legal arguments and itemize a list if you will.This should stay deep down in the chain of command at the field level. Plausible deny ability. Micro managing and politicizing at it's worst. Thank God we have men and woman in the field that will do what they have to do to keep us safe. It is so easy for us to sit here in our safe environments typing away in righteous indignation, not knowing what they know in the field. We have a bad day because we lose out internet connection, the field agents have a bad day and innocent people die.

President Obama knows this, and how dangerous it is to start peeling away layers of this onion. It is dangerous for past and future administrations. This is why I believe he is taking a measured and reasoned approach as this proceeds.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
12:40 PM on 04/24/2009
I don't care who does the investigating, but this MUST be investigated. It simply cannot be swept under the rug.

Those who are so confident that the Bush administration's interrogatory conduct was entirely legal have no reason to be afraid of investigation. DO YOU HEAR ME, all of you who believe that only people who have something to hide would be uncomfortable with the government listening in on our private conversations? That logic cuts both ways!

I cannot understand people, Republican or Democrat, who think it is okay for our government to hide its conduct from us. It isn't okay no matter which party is in charge, and if any Democrats promoted, condoned, or in any other way perpetrated potentially illegal acts, I want to know about it just as I want to know if Republicans did.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
PCMinistry
Your Father
12:38 PM on 04/24/2009
SHOCKER! You're not gonna punish your own family. If anyone really thinks that Bush or Cheney or any of those villians will ever be punished then you don't realize what exactly it is that we are dealing with.
12:30 PM on 04/24/2009
IMHO, being tasered is just as bad as being water boarded. Cops taser innocent civilians everyday.
12:32 PM on 04/24/2009
Who said law enforcement can't be cruel
12:40 PM on 04/24/2009
and usually it is not politically motivated.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
williamg
Obamacare = law of the land. Forever.
12:38 PM on 04/24/2009
Cops do not taser suspects to gain a confession.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
naschkatze
A free man creates himself.
12:47 PM on 04/24/2009
No but they frequently taser the most vulnerable part of our population, the mentally ill.
12:27 PM on 04/24/2009
Oh let's all watch The Obamessiah's ratings drop. Gather around everyone. Pass the popcorn and kool-aid please.
photo
skialethia
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος
12:29 PM on 04/24/2009
Not after everyone witnesses the Republican parade of lies, atrocities and subversion of Laws.
12:49 PM on 04/24/2009
Riiiighhhttt....Because the Dems are so honest and law abiding.....You are funny.
12:30 PM on 04/24/2009
Acid ? PCP ? Shrooms ? HeII of a buzz you got whatever it is.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Coinyer101
King of Doobiestan
02:45 PM on 04/24/2009
all of the above, man. i recognized the symptoms right away, man.
12:18 PM on 04/24/2009
Let Congress investigate too. Put it on C-Span, better yet put it on the networks. The public can't watch when the AG is holding and hiding his cards. Congress, who unlike the AG are actually held accountable by the people, should be allowed to conduct investigations for the sake of 'We the People'.

This should be in our hands now, not solely in the hands of the Holder.
12:16 PM on 04/24/2009
righties, what is an act of torture ?
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
gladys46
Know Your Interests, Vote
01:05 PM on 04/24/2009
Don't ask them ... they have no idea what "enhanced" means either !!!
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
druidlady42
12:16 PM on 04/24/2009
If Obama and Reid are NAIVE enough to believe that,---by not pursuing investigation/prosecution of the policy-makers,--- the Republicans will "play nice" and start being "bipartisan" enough to help pass Obama's agenda, they are BADLY FOOLED! The Republicans have already shown they HAVE NO INTENTION of ever cooperating with Obama on ANYTHING!

What's MOST abhorrant is the Republican REFUSAL to accept responsibility for supporting these methods of torture and shielding Bush & Cheney from ANY investigations or accountability!!! Is there NO ONE in the Republican Party who has even one whit of HONOR,---enough to buck the Party "talking points" and hold his OWN Party accountable for aiding and abbetting the coverup of Bush's crimes and abuse of power? WHERE IS THE SHAME?
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
HLL
The way of truth & love has always won ~ Gandhi
12:01 PM on 04/24/2009
You can't sweep this under the carpet, Mr. President. You can't pretend it didn't happen and that those who sanctioned torture aren't accountable for their crimes against humanity.

The Nazis at Nuremberg were held accountable, Nixon and his burglars and subsequent cover-ups were held accountable for Watergate, and Bush and his cohorts, who broke the International laws as set down in the Geneva Conventions, must be held accountable for their crimes against humanity.

It's not going to be easy, but it must be done. The Nazis were held accountable after WWII, and Bush, Cheney and their government, must be held accountable now.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
ThunderclapNewman
There's Something In the Air
12:06 PM on 04/24/2009
The president has not said otherwise.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Gussmith
12:00 PM on 04/24/2009
Lots of Americans will be making comments to deride or discourage the investigations and prosecutions of the Bush years. Mainly they will express that we cannot afford to divide the country further. Ha to that! Bush's Iraq based mess has taken years and the toll is immeasurable. No end in sight for the ramifications of his illegal activities. Level headed thinkers will not be dissuaded by the time it will take to right our country. Remember the Clinton era legal fiascoes pursued by the Republicans; there is no comparison yet the Thugs were relentless in having it their way. As Meghan McCain says...'their time has passed'.... Time to remove the stain on our country.
11:58 AM on 04/24/2009
The problem we have as a country is that our political parties have become like football teams, and each side has their own cheerleaders. People care more about their team winning than about what's good for the country.

Be honest, does it really offend you that Bush waterboarded a few terrorists? Do you honestly consider waterboarding to be torture? If Bush had approved iron maidens or the rack I'd have no doubt, but is pouring water over somebody's face(with specific instructions on how long and how many time a day you could do it, and with a doctor present to ensure safety) really torture? Or do you just want to want to get Bush because he's a Republican?

If Bush was a Democrat, and Obama a Republican, we'd be seeing the same thing that's happening now except the Democrats would be defending it and the GOP would be calling for investigations.
photo
skialethia
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος
12:01 PM on 04/24/2009
People diiiiieeeeed from t0rture and some were innocent!!!!!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
ThunderclapNewman
There's Something In the Air
12:03 PM on 04/24/2009
Waterboarding has been defined as torture since the Spanish Inquisition in the 1500s.

It is illegal in the US---and has been since at least 1898.

it is immoral..

Torture is wrong in every single circumstance, without exception.

Political party has nothing to do with this.

You are defending the use of torture.
That makes you complicit.