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Monday, December 24, 2007

Now here is something encouraging for the New Year

Andrew Sullivan wrote a good article published today for the Times Online titled "The Torture Tape Fingering Bush As a War Criminal." Now unless there is more than one Andrew Sullivan running around, then Andrew is a libertarian conservative who has also written for Salon in the past and he nails Bush as a war criminal in this article. Andrew approaches the issue of the destroyed torture tapes from an angle I hadn't quite thought of. Mr. Sullivan asks:

"What are the odds that the CIA would have sought to destroy tapes that could prove it had legally prevented serious and dangerous attacks against innocent civilians? What are the odds that a president who had never authorised waterboarding would be unable to say whether such waterboarding was torture?"

There are some finer points in his article that I disagree with, such as calling Congresswoman Jane Harman, "the respected top Democrat."

Jane Harman is the woman who sponsored the thought crime bill, HR1955, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism act, an act as unAmerican as an act can be.

But it is encouraging to see commentators coming from somewhere other than where I sit coming out and calling Bush exactly what he is. A war criminal. Happy Holidays and hopefully happier times to come.

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