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  •  the Senate Armed Service Committee disagrees (0+ / 0-)

    with you...

    I trust them.  But who knows..

    "Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something." - President Barack Obama, April 5, 2009

    by justmy2 on Thu May 28, 2009 at 01:21:28 PM PDT

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    •  Really? 3 comments making the (1+ / 0-)
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      same nothing point?

      Look, if there was compelling evidence that people were being ordered to do this stuff from the top down, then why has no one been tried? WHY NO TRIALS?

      You say above something alluding to the notoin that Obama is protecting these people, which means I'll have no truck with your crackpot theories. There are two potential reasons why no one has been tried.

      a) There's not enough evidence, yet, and the Justice Dept is still working on it.

      or

      b) The abuses from the photos and other reports and testimony and whatever don't contribute enough to the overall body of evidence of a larger "culture" of abuse to warrant a trial, and that may or may not change.

      Releasing the photos DOES NOTHING for the legal process that will eventually get us somewhere. It might make you feel better about what bad guys Bush and Rummy were, and give you something to email to people or whatever, but unless you work in the Justice Department or the White House or the Pentagon, you having access to them is not your fucking right, nor is it useful to anyone.

      Advocate for whatever you want. The photos are evidence. If you show them to everyone, it compromises your investigation. Then you don't get to convict anyone. And then you're screwed.

      Just because it'll make you feel better doesn't make it a good idea.

      Dance like no one is watching with one fist in the air... We are stronger than everything they have taught us that we should fear.

      by Surly Cracker on Thu May 28, 2009 at 01:45:02 PM PDT

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      •  Are you feinging stupidity? (0+ / 0-)

        Look, if there was compelling evidence that people were being ordered to do this stuff from the top down, then why has no one been tried? WHY NO TRIALS?

        Is that really your argument?  Who was in control until the last 3 months?  Let's see...THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE AT RISK?

        Are you kidding me?  Please tell me you don't really believe a crime doesn't exist because the executive branch decides not to investigate it.  Really?

        Ask John Dean and Richard Nixon and Casper Weinberger about that explanation...

        WOW!!!

        "Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something." - President Barack Obama, April 5, 2009

        by justmy2 on Thu May 28, 2009 at 01:49:55 PM PDT

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