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"Obama has started an S... Storm" said the woman speaking at the top of her lungs

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“Obama has started an S storm he cannot control,” said the woman at the top of her lungs, in defense, I suppose, of the George W. Bush and Dick Cheney Torture Era--but wait a minute here! What a tilted, one sided, point of view shrouding the crimes that Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice are complicit in, in some sort of Obama blame?

Should the blood curling crimes of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney be kept under lock, down in a dungeon somewhere to protect them from the possibility of a heart drenching, fact finding, investigation, that, as suggested by Elizabeth de la Vega in her article, Of Black Holes and Radio Silence, might end in a webbed road that will clear the way for the  criminal prosecution and hopefully meted out justice that the Bush-Cheney-Rice triumvirate deserve?  

According to the woman who was speaking from the top of her lungs, the upcoming release by the Obama White House, of  countless photos of American torturers torturing their human prey will act as a recruiting tool for the Taliban in Pakistan.

The thought dawns on me, however, that the Taliban in Pakistan, and everywhere else where people who hate us are poised, know a whole lot more and learned a whole lot earlier than we did, about the abuses committed by our very own American hands, at the dictates of our very own American President George W. Bush, his very own American Vice President, Richard (Dick) Cheney, and the complicit silence of a few voices in our very own Legislative Branch duped into silence,  by Darth Vader, DV's puppet, and the puppet’s nanny;also and by the silence of a few voices in the Legislative Branch for whom power and greed is a more important life tool, than honor, morality and doing the right thing.

The thought further dawns on me that it is not Obama nor his White House the ones who have started a S... storm by releasing the torture documents soon to be followed by the torture pictures--at least not the S... storm as implied by the woman speaking at the top of her lungs, since the excrement really hit the fan when the Triumvirate of Bush-Cheney-Rice looked for ways to make torture seem legal, excusable, and viable.

No. I don’t think it is the Obama White House which started the s… storm.

(For goodness sakes child, people even get incarcerated these days for abusing and/or torturing their pets and animals.) 

I do think that if any possible Taliban recruits and other hating America people wherever they are poised are invited to see, through a non-political justice system, that criminals in the United States, wherever they are found, are, indeed brought to justice, that Americans indeed think that torture is an aberration which is incompatible with our American Justice system and our American values, then, instead of a s… storm (as the woman speaking at the top of her lungs claims) I have to think that Obama has released a redeeming  grace for the world to see, for Americans to regain a valuing of their justice system, and for our enemies to take a thought out pause in their emotionally wrought hatred for us and our country. A pause which might give them a more neutral place from which to view us. A pause which might just put a brake on their raw emotional hatred of us.

Yes.  It seems to me that if there is a … “s... storm” in the making, it should come from us, the American people demanding, until we are heard by our Justice system, a full fledged public inquiry into the iniquities of injustices committed by our very American triumvirate whose crimes so many are so unreasonably blindly trying to excuse.

That the members of the triumvirate did wrong, they themselves know.  Two of them have, so far, taken the, “I will say nothing that will incriminate me” route and have touted it with an, “Obama deserves my silence,” stance. 

Yeah! Of course Obama deserves their silence.  They know the load of s… they deposited around this world and the load of s… they left in deposit at the White House for the incoming team to clean up.

There is, however, one member of the our American triumvirate, Dick Cheney, who is not going to go down without a fight.  He knows that he did wrong. He is going to defend his wrong doing until the end. He does not want to be our very own American Vice-President, incarcerated for the rest of his life for crimes committed against us and against the world.

So, after having been the MOST secretive member of that triumvirate, after having lived for eight years in a cave (or a dungeon, depending on one’s POV), after having lied to the American people time after time and time again, after having played the bully in the Senate, after having committed his many crimes, he is clamoring for LIGHT to come out and to be shone on those tortures memos, or at least, on the portion of the torture memos he believes will exonerate him  … and he continues to lie. He hopes his continued lies and distortions, will exonerate him.

So, I say, Yes!

Yes!  Let the storm begin right here, right now, right in our Justice system, away from special prosecutors and appointed commissions which might block the truth from coming out or the getting to the bottom of this black pot, this black eye on America given to it by the Bush-Cheney-Rice triumvirate.

Let the storm begin and let true Light shine out!

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