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  •  Truth and accountability (none)

    As a New Yorker, I say the only "healing" balm is one part TRUTH plus one part ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Until all of the perpetrators are brough to justice, there cannot be any genuine healing.  We can be narcotized, sedated, I guess, which is what has happened until now, but only real justice can fix this.

    "I did not like fascists when I fought them as a diplomat . . . and I don't like them now in my own country." (Joe Wilson)

    by proudtinfoilhat on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 08:34:41 AM PST

    •  Very, very well said. (none)
      I am 44 and remember Watergate. What happened was ugly, but in the end, the truth came out and there was a reckoning of accountability. Only then, were we free to move on.

      This must happen again. With Bush. It starts today. Now. With us: Democrats. With us: bloggers. We must gather the facts and demand, in every way, a reckoning of responsibility. And, no, Mr. Rove, we won't be silenced by "you don't love America, you're giving aid and comfort to the enemy when you criticize Bush."

      Only when the people who failed us, lied to us, are identified, held to justice, are out of office, possibly in jail, will the souls of those who died on 9/11 rest in peace. They deserve that. The dead need us to do that for them. The widows and orphans, the greiving parents, the people who are now ill from cleaning up Ground Zero.

      We must do this. It's on our souls if we do not.

      •  Not sure Watergate (none)
        reckoning or truth ever occurred: the truth may have been much more explosive than just a botched burglary and Nixon paranoia. Consider:

        a) on the Nixon tapes Nixon is heard referring to E. Howard's Hunt presence at Watergate as potentially dredging up all that "Bay of Pigs" stuff, and Haldeman interpreted that Nixon meant by Bay of Pigs the "JFK assassination stuff" (Hunt may have been involved, and if you want to read a really infuriating interview read the on ethat Slate did with Hunt last October)
        b) on the Nixon tapes Nixon refers to the Warren Commission as a hoax (or fraud, exact words are on the web somewhere)
        c) Nixon was in Dallas for a PepsiCola meeting the day JFK was killed, and gave three contradictory alibis on his whereabouts and timing of his return flight to NYC that day.
        d) The Riggs Bank recenly paid $16 million in an investigation into its CIA ties, and especially the payemnts made to Pinochet during Nixon's tenure

        So there may be MUCH more about Watergate that was revealed.

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