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  •  It's for our own good. (6+ / 0-)

    Seems like the torture thing is being kept on a need-to-know-basis. And we don’t need to know. Are they protecting us from some unknown (i.e. classified) danger that would come from our knowledge of the torture program? Or is it the other way around (i.e. are they’re protecting themselves?)
    I guess investigations and trials would be bad for us.
    As Bill O'Reilly says, "We're looking out for you."

    •  Seems Like the Reality Thing is Need to Know nt (4+ / 0-)

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:16:00 PM PST

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    •  because freedom ! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      big badda boom : GRB 090423

      by squarewheel on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:31:21 PM PST

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    •  The Cake Is a Lie (4+ / 0-)
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      The American republic now depends on lies. If everyone suddenly learned that Bush/Cheney tortured people for false evidence to lie us into invading Iraq, that Obama has continued the torture, even today's tattered faith in government would look patriotic. And the fact is that we have tortured like that. Just most people don't realize it.

      The 1970s malaise in (dominant White male) American culture came after our faith crashed on Watergate, and we finally had to face the fact that Vietnam was not only a fabulously expensive loss, but a lie. That the Kennedys, MLK and Malcolm X were murdered by the powers that really run things.

      The next cycle down would really destroy the country. Tragically because Americans are simply not capable of handling the truth that could set us free.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:57:59 PM PST

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