Sunday, June 08, 2008

The War

It should not be overlooked that the war in Iraq played a huge role in the Democratic primary. One candidate voted for the war and the other opposed it. Senator Obama repeatedly pointed out his opposition to the war and should be noted his judgement played a key role in his victory.

Now, as the presumptive leader of the Democratic party, we would hope Senator Obama would step forward and deny any retro-active immunity for illegal Telecommunication wire-tapping by forcing the Democrats in line.

Also, as an opponent to the war, what does he plan to do with the architects of it, who are now benefiting from the right-wing welfare system?

CLARKE: Well, there may be some other kind of remedy. There may be some sort of truth and reconciliation commission process that’s been tried in other countries, South Africa, Salvador and what not, where if you come forward and admit that you were in error or admit that you lied, admit that you did something, then you’re forgiven. Otherwise, you are censured in some way.

Now, I just don’t think we can let these people back into polite society and give them jobs on university boards and corporate boards and just let them pretend that nothing ever happened when there are 4,000 Americans dead and 25,000 Americans grieviously wounded, and they’ll carry those wounds and suffer all the rest of their lives.

A lot of these characters were around with Nixon and Vietnam and some were involved with Iran-Contra. If Bush does not offer a blanket pardon for the whole sorry lot of them, they should be held accountable, since we know they'll be back.

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