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  •  Having read Jane Mayer's (18+ / 0-)

    The Dark Side, which documented the path the Bush administration and its enablers (Yoo, Bybee, Addington, et al) took to justify torture of prisoners, I can't for the life of me understand how this entire effort to hold these sociopaths accountable for their words and actions could EVER have become such a mess.  This is the United States Department of Justice and its Office of Professional Responsibility, which are looking like ignoramuses regarding the law they supposedly revere and enforce for the people of the United States.  

    Mayer's book was the most sickening book I've ever read.  I had to take breaks from it periodically because it documented so well the inhuman, morally repugnant, criminal behavior enabled by people like Yoo, Addington, et al.  And now these architects and enablers of behavior that violated a number of treaties the U.S. had signed, as well as the values that we are "supposed" to believe in, get to walk off as simply being "flawed" beings who committed "bad judgment".  

    The report by the OPR is a disgrace and indefensible.  What's next, I wonder, on the list of "things we'll look the other way on"?!  

    Trying to talk sense to crazy people never works.

    by 3goldens on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 05:01:57 PM PST

    •  Ok 3goldens you've sold me... (5+ / 0-)

      ...the next book I buy from amazon will be The Dark Side!
      "Mayer's book was the most sickening book I've ever read.  I had to take breaks from it periodically because it documented so well the inhuman, morally repugnant, criminal behavior enabled by people like Yoo, Addington, et al." :-)

      "Peace is the protector of genius. War is the mortal enemy of both peace and genius."

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 05:09:24 PM PST

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      •  Well, be careful, fella! (5+ / 0-)

        You need to stay healthy for when that transplant comes along and I would never want to be responsible for making you ill.  It's hard to describe the complete impact of that book.  Meteor Blades also read it and made a comment to the effect that he also had to take breaks from it.  It is revolting in parts and infurating in others and it truly does show "the dark side" of human nature in people who had their hands on the levers of power in this country.  

        Trying to talk sense to crazy people never works.

        by 3goldens on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 05:14:58 PM PST

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    •  3g, I wish I could (1+ / 0-)
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      This is the United States Department of Justice and its Office of Professional Responsibility, which are looking like ignoramuses regarding the law they supposedly revere...

      chalk it up to ignorance.  I would sleep better at night.

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