Let's play a game of make-believe. Imagine if disgraced former Illinois governor George Ryan were an ally of his replacement, Governor Blagojevich. What would you think of our state legislators and the moral fiber of Gov.Blagojevich (suspend disbelief that he HAS moral fiber) if the Governor, with bi-partisan support, were to introduce legislation that granted Ryan immunity from prosecution for the crimes he committed by, in essence, rewriting the laws he violated then retroactively apply them to the former governor? Not very highly I imagine.
Journalist and author Robert Parry sketches out the details of a move in Congress to do just this very thing for the Bush administration. Currently, Bush's War on A Tactic has relied on polices that cannot be reconciled with the Geneva Conventions, i.e they are illegal. In a single stroke, his policies violate both international law and the U.S Constitution. In a functioning democracy, an independent national media would have long held this administration to account. Obviously such is not to be in the US.
No democracy can hope to survive if the public is denied access to information by which it can make informed decisions--not knee-jerk reactions to perceived threats based upon half-truths, sheer propaganda, or, in the case of US aggression in Iraq, a pack of lies.
Bobowatch - Rather than deconstruct yet another suffocating David Brooks sermonette on morality -- *What Moral Heroes Are Made Of* -- it seemed an appropriate occa...
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