Looking Forward, Never Back

To summarize what we know: Employees at the CIA tortured prisoners in their custody, under instructions from the Bush adminstration. While most Americans feel that there should be an investigation of these crimes, many in the press and government have said that those who tortured prisoners should be immune from prosecution. The president stated that investigating the acts of the previous administration would be a divisive act of “retribution” that would distract us from more important matters.

Let’s try an experiment:

Employees at the Waterville City Jail tortured prisoners in their custody, under instructions from the City Council.  While most Americans feel that there should be an investigation of these crimes, many in the press and government have said that those who tortured prisoners should be immune from prosecution. The president stated that investigating the acts of the City Council would be a divisive act of “retribution” that would distract us from more important matters.

Employees at the Franklin Elementary School tortured students in their custody, under instructions from the adminstrative staff.  While most Americans feel that there should be an investigation of these crimes, many in the press and government have said that those who tortured the children should be immune from prosecution. The president stated that investigating the acts of the school administration would be a divisive act of “retribution” that would distract us from more important matters.

Two patrons at Joe’s Pub tortured a man they met on the street outside, under instructions from the pub’s owner.  While most Americans feel that there should be an investigation of these crimes, many in the press and government have said that those who tortured the man should be immune from prosecution. The president stated that investigating the acts of the owner of the pub would be a divisive act of “retribution” that would distract us from more important matters.

Your neighbor Dave tortured you, under instructions from his girlfriend. While most Americans feel that there should be an investigation of these crimes, many in the press and government have said that those who tortured you should be immune from prosecution. The president stated that investigating Dave’s girlfriend’s activities would be a divisive act of “retribution” that would distract us from more important matters.

~ by lolarusa on April 28, 2009.

One Response to “Looking Forward, Never Back”

  1. I don’t think it would detract from important matters to prosecute.
    And when did this stop becoming an important matter?

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