Obama and Torture: “Chains We Can Believe In”
By David J. Theroux • Friday February 20, 2009 10:47 AM PST •
Under a rule of law, individuals are presumed innocent until convicted of harming others, and America was founded on the natural law principles that every person has an unalienable right to life, liberty and property. As with the Bush administration before, if the Obama Justice Department is so certain that those who are being secretly abducted, imprisoned and tortured by the C.I.A. (indefinitely without charge or trial) are indeed guilty, then they should be tried accordingly and held accountable. However, if such evidence is not the case, then how does the Justice Department know that they are guilty? And if those being held are innocent, then who will bring criminal charges against those responsible for their abduction and torture? Abandoning the rule of law is precisely what civilized people are objecting to in opposing terrorist acts in the first place.
For all Obama supporters and people worldwide, I recommend the Who’s prophetic song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
HT: Carl Haberberger
Tags: Bailouts, Barack Obama, Budget and Tax Policy, California, China, CIA, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Criminal Justice, Elections, Eric Holder, Humor, Iraq, Law, Money and Banking, national security, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Police, Politics, Presidential Power, renditioning, State Secrets, The State, Torture, Video, War