The Rule of Law that is.
This week has just been a political mess here in the US. Between Obama wanting to give immunity to people who tortured, many in gov’t complaining that the details about US torture has been released and the whole NSA spying on Rep. Jane Harmon, it’s just one disaster after another.
Here’s some highlights though:
How the news media is ignoring a Pulitzer Prize winning author because he exposes the news media’s culpability in marketing the war on Iraq.
Rep. Jane Harmon’s outrage on being legally wiretapped by the NSA after being a long time supporter of warrant-less wiretapping on Americans.
Jon Stewart on how Karl Rove/etc are complaining that the Obama administration has released details on US torture- after they all denied it ever happened.
And this, where Donald Rumsfeld is identified as being the catalyst behind the US military’s harsh interrogation techniques which directly led to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
So as you’ve no doubt heard by now, Obama selected Joe Biden for his running-mate. Frankly, I think Obama could of done a lost worse (Clinton for example). Continue reading
This is a pretty disappointing speech given by Obama on the recent bill in the House which effectively grants immunity to TelCo’s who helped the Bush administration illegally spy on Americans.
UT Documents: Statement of Barack Obama supporting Hoyer FISA bill
Note to Obama: I fail to see how change happens by capitulating to the Bush administration.