Those idiotic 4 [and a few more] thought that their personal political agenda was more important than the rule of law set forth in our Constitution. They were no different than a two-bit dictatorship- the one that they were so intent upon toppling in Iraq.
The memos from that time period continue to be released to the citizens of this great nation. And they are more ugly with each new document.
Perhaps the most egregious revelation of all was this: that neocon junta tortured people so that they would 'confess' a lie that Saddam Hussein had ties to al Queda when, clearly, he had none. Waterboarding, sleep-deprivation, slapping, temperature manipulations and other techniques were used over and over again so that one of the Iraqi prisoners would 'confess' that fact to get Bush, Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld 'off the hook' for the preemptive invasion. Sorry, but there were no WMD's.
They felt that it was necessary to trash the American image, the Constitution, and our traditions to cover for a terrible error: they concocted their phony pretense for invasion.
Disgusting. Shameful. Outrageous.
Yet, even today, there are some Americans still blinded to all of this, people who continue to mouth the propaganda- like programmed robots- that the Bush Administration fed the public back in 2002.
Nonetheless, a vast majority of Americans see much more clearly these days, now that the miasmic propaganda fog has lifted and the truth comes to light.
We ought to have a commission not only to examine this disgusting data, but another one to examine just how easy it was to fool the American citizens. This ought not to happen again to this nation. Never again.
The Parameters of Bayes' Thereom, Part 1
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