Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Quick Comparison

This isn't a big story. It doesn't matter if Cindy McCain has great recipes. Nobody is really surprised that they were ripped off from somewhere to make her look "homey" to the base. Nobody really believes that John McCain is married to Cindy for the tasty vittles.

File it under "Bad Behavior" and let it go.

This, on the other hand, should be front page news every night until these people are hounded out of office and put in jail.

Highly placed sources said a handful of top advisers signed off on how
the CIA would interrogate top al Qaeda suspects -- whether they would be
slapped, pushed, deprived of sleep or subjected to simulated drowning, called

The high-level discussions about these "enhanced interrogation
techniques" were so detailed, these sources said, some of the interrogation
sessions were almost choreographed -- down to the number of times CIA agents
could use a specific tactic.

The advisers were members of the National Security Council's
Principals Committee, a select group of senior officials who met frequently to
advise President Bush on issues of national security policy.

At the time, the Principals Committee included Vice President
Cheney, former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, as well as CIA Director
George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

The Pope should wag his finger at GWB until he finds a conscience and fires these people.

Why isn't this breach of National Ethics and basic human decency a bigger story? Are you comfortable with torture in your name and on your behalf? Are you willing to say nothing?

Then you should be as ashamed as these so-called principals.

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