Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Our next president's one-sentence stump speech

Atrios has performed this very valuable service of data distillation:

Obama: The system sucks, but I'm so awesome that it'll melt away before me.

Edwards: The system sucks, and we're gonna have to fight like hell to destroy it.

Clinton: The system sucks, and I know how to work within it more than anyone.

I'm not sure who will be our next president, but of these three people quoted, I agree with Edwards.

Part of "fighting like hell" would be fair trials, employing all the Anglo-American traditional procedural protections for the accused, of the Bush/Cheney Gang of traitors and mass murderers.

The notion that has been floated recently of a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission", along South African lines, seems fundamentally mistaken to me. South Africa had gone through an irreversible transformation, and white minority rule would never return. Our situation is very different. Immunity and impunity are powerful statements - they say - you can do this again and again and get away with it. So far they have. Scooter Libby's sentence was commuted. Eliot Abrams is back in the government. This is the MICFiC in action. As long as they can get away with it, they'll keep it up.

The thieves, traitors, and mass murderers who run this country now are entitled to receive fair trials. "We the People" need to give them fair trials.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to seem like a pessimist, but do you really believe that anyone in the current cabal of evil will see anything like justice? The Democrats (loyal opposition) are so tangled up in the administrations- system's lies and cover-ups that the truth will never be known. I wish and hope I'm wrong.

December 21, 2007 at 4:05 PM  

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