Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

If it can happen to Yoo it will happen to you Dick Cheney

By winston  Posted by winston (about the submitter)       (Page 6 of 6 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.     (# of views)   No comments
Author 4348
Message winston

 

Obama is just another politician who can let Cheney, and his GOP cronies get away with just so much before he is forced to retaliate. Rohrabacher called Obama weak as has Cheney. Obama knows that remarks such as that are made by the GOP to appeal to their base. He can't let those words stand. 

 

Liberals are firmly disappointed in Obama not prosecuting Cheney and his crew for torturing detainees, but maybe his hands are tied.  

          

John Dean was the first Nixon administration official to accuse Nixon of direct involvement with Watergate and the resulting cover-up in press interviews. His article "Expert Advice On Dealing With A Prior Administration's Use of Torture" at

 

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/22263

 

describes an academic view of Samuel P. Huntington, the highly regarded Harvard political scientist and former president of the American Political Science Association on prosecuting Bush officials for torture as it states "No official announcement has been made that the Obama Administration is not going to prosecute anyone - other than a few low-level soldiers who photographed themselves and already have been prosecuted - for torturing detainees in our so-called war on terror.


It has become clear that President Obama's announced desire to look forward, not backward, embodies such a decision. Still, we must all hope that the Obama Administration makes more than a non-decision type of decision, and does not merely resolve the matter by silence and inaction. There are, in fact, precedents, and studies, that illuminate the grave problems confronting a democracy in making a choice when faced with the options of prosecuting and punishing versus forgiving and forgetting. I discovered this material some years ago when studying authoritarian governance."

 

Liberals agree with Dean's opinion which the article states "Personally, I find his arguments for prosecution stronger than those against it when those arguments are applied to the Bush/Cheney Administration.

But since it appears the Obama Administration is not going to take such action, at a minimum the Administration should follow Huntington's counsel to find "a means to achieve a full and dispassionate public accounting," and should make certain that the means chosen is not understood as forgiving, which would allow the nation to quickly forget." 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6

 

Rate It | View Ratings

winston Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Winston Smith is an ex-Social Worker. I worked in child welfare, and in medical settings and in homeless settings. In the later our facility was geared as a permanent address for people to apply for welfare. Once they received that we could send (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact EditorContact Editor
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Bush planned the economic crisis for partisan GOP gain.

Why did we all hate Palin?

Why is Obama protecting 43?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

What happens to US credibility if Spain finds them guilty and we don't?

Bush, with criminal intent, planned the economic crisis for partisan GOP gain.