"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't got your back, dude!

You know it had to happen sooner or later. The Bush Crime Syndicate would have to give up power and, with any hope, the vacuum would make way for someone with integrity and honor. We'll, we're going to see if Obama is that person. Word is coming down that the ACLU (the protector of all our liberties!) is seeking access to the infamous Bush Torture Memos.

The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to release Justice Department memos that provided the legal underpinning for harsh interrogations, eavesdropping and secret prisons.

For years, the Bush administration refused to release them, citing national security, attorney-client privilege and the need to protect the government's deliberative process.

The ACLU's request, however, comes after President Barack Obama last week rescinded a 2001 Justice Department memo that gave agencies broad legal cover to reject public disclosure requests. Obama also urged agencies to be more transparent when deciding what documents to release under the Freedom of Information Act.

Oh how I hope those chickens come home to roost! Seeing these war criminals stand up before an International Court of Law would be true justice indeed.

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