Monday, March 1, 2010

The public is complicit by its silence ...

John Yoo; Defendants at Nuremberg; Justice Robert Jackson.

John Yoo just will not let this go... he is blasting everyone about his so-called vindication of his role in the "torture memos" and the torture that followed. His latest is from here.

Here is what I say to Mr. John Yoo: "No, sir, it is you who is a "farce" and a war criminal to boot."

I'm sad to say also that by extension (and mostly silence) via an out-of-control media like Fox and Talk Radio, that most Americans believe Yoo is innocent and thus by extension, torture is okay. The words of Justice Jackson ring as clear today as they did in 1946:

“If we were to say of these men that they are not guilty, it would be as true to say that there has been no war, there are no slain, there has been no crime.”

— Part of Justice Jackson’s concluding sentence from his 20-page summation at the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials, July 26, 1946. His complete summation can be seen here.

As a nation, as a people, we Americans should be ashamed. Are we? It does not seem so.

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