Torture indictment for George Bush: a draft

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Torture apologists prefer that Americans surrender their powerful voices on this issue. Torture addicts propagandize that the legal issue is somehow too complicated for your little intellect to understand. Torture sadists use false rhetoric for you to submit to American torture under your flag and your tax dollars by telling you “torture keeps America safe;” a Rovian spin as reprehensible as “torturing your children makes them love you” or “torture promotes American values.” The trick is to take a universal virtue and link it to whatever you want to do. It’s the “big lie” that Hitler wrote is so outrageous that the stupid common people will believe it because of its outrageousness. Recent scientific data also posit the human tendency to justify evil just because you'd rather not embrace its implications.

But you’re smarter than Nazi dupes. You're committed to intellectual prowess and moral courage. You're ready to confront and end this repulsive episode of sanctioned cruelty.

Americans: revolt against torture and act passionately for justice, dignity, and mutual cooperation to solve the problems of the world, not add to them. Torture, or any act of viciousness, invites retribution; you’ve understood this concept your entire life. This issue is simple: you reject torture as a strategy of interacting with human beings. You stand with George Washington:

"Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country."
- General George Washington, letter to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775

David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet has posted a torture indictment for public consideration. The documentation is a summary of criminal acts by the President of the United States. I have written a previous article on my best legal approach to stop torture. Please educate yourself on this issue sufficient to find your voice and use fully in your unique, beautiful and powerful self-expression.

Lies require 90% accuracy

To tell an effective lie. even an outrageous one, you must get 90% of your story accurate. The dots don't even have to connect. Key words should carry over into each progressing sentence. And always measure the success of each lie before compounding it.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.