Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
And then I caught myself thinking “Are you kidding me? Who would be more outraged? As the narrow spitting match that the Republicans seem insistent on fostering right now stands in the way of this country recognizing its final unmet moral obligation, whose voice would rise strongest, if not his?”
So I am moving on to continue the good fight.
We need to be pissed. We need to step forward and reclaim this opportunity. We are the majority of the American people and we can reclaim our power if we choose to.
So in that spirit I offer you Hunter.
God I wish I could have written this rant.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
“…The question of torture - and the United States' embrace of inhumanity as a core American value under the presidency of George W. Bush - remains, in my view, the pre-eminent moral question in American politics. The descent of the United States - and of Americans in general - to lower standards of morality and justice than those demanded by Iranians of their regime is a sign of the polity's moral degeneracy.
This is what Bush and Cheney truly achieved in their tragic response to 9/11: two terribly failed, brutally expensive wars, the revival of sectarian warfare and genocide in the Middle East, the end of America's global moral authority, the empowerment of Iran's and North Korea's dictatorships, and the nightmares of Gitmo and Bagram still haunting the new administration.
But what they did to the culture - how they systematically dismantled core American values like the prohibition on torture and respect for the rule of law - is the worst and most enduring of the legacies.” Andrew Sullivan