Sunday, December 21, 2008

Governed By Crooks

"There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."
-Lt. Gen. Antonio Taguba
Dick Cheney has been making the rounds lately, openly admitting he is a war criminal who willfully and wantonly violated the Geneva Conventions. There doesn't need to be any investigation by the DoJ, when someone confesses on national television, I believe that's all the evidence needed.
However, it's unlikely that Cheney will actually be prosecuted for being a war criminal, something that puts him in the same league as Pol Pot or Adolph Hitler, because he is wealthy, and a member of the corpocracy, the people who decide that you should go to jail for smoking a joint, but for someone who authorized the wholesale slaughter of 1,297,997 Iraq civilians, and the torture of people who may be in US custody because they were sold to the US for bounties as opposed to being linked to al qaeda, 9/11, or even are any kind of terrorist.
Take Bernie Madoff, who made off with $50 billion in fraud. His ass should be sitting in jail right now, but he's not. He's under "house arrest" in one of the mansions that his scams bought him. Poor guy!
That these people should go unpunished is unconstitutional. We are guaranteed equal protection under the law, but from where I'm sitting, things don't look all that equal. In fact, it almost would appear the bigger the crime, the more likely it is that you will see any jail time. This is to encourage our children to think big, even when it comes to crime.

6 comments:

tafka said...

Dude, how can you care about this shit when Heidi and Spencer might not really be married?

How could MTV lie to me?

Dusty said...

Will the Bush Cabal evah see the inside of a jail cell?

No-friggin-way.

Tom Harper said...

Yes, that's the secret when you're deciding which crimes to commit. Think Big.

Agi said...

What a world we live in when war criminals incriminate themselves on national television.

tafka: Oh no...will we learn more in season 5?

Mixter said...

This reminds me of the movies where the villain tells the superhero in peril the intricate details of his evil scheme, only in this case, Batman falls into the vat of acid.

Mixter

Kathy said...

Just dropping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I heard you've been a good boy and Santa plans on bringing you everything on your list! ;-)