President Bush: Soviet-Style Crimes Against Humanity
The right wing suck-ups can throw their chests out all they want and brag that President Bush understands how to get tough with terrorism. They can also criticize actual combat veterans who warn that legalizing torture will put our soldiers in grave danger. It doesn't matter how hard they try and spin this. Just read the linked story and think about what America has become. It's as if we're rushing in to fill the vacuum left by the Soviet Union. I even read that some of our old rendition prisons were actual Soviet facilities.
In another recent story, tourism to America is way down. Sure, some of that is related to the constant terrorism drumbeat this administration loves to pound out to the world, but here's another possible reason. Maybe people are less interested in flying to America to see the best in government - a magical place where the rights of the individual are protected - because that place no longer exists. Why come visit a land with a government like this? If something goes wrong you could be thrown in some secret prison with no rights and no way to contact the ones you love. Maybe the tourists feel they can visit that kind of authoritarian fascism just by staying at home. I don't blame President Bush for not getting this. He is a sociopathic, power-happy moron, but for his little puppy-love admirers, what's wrong with you? Secret prisons where people have no rights? 14,000 drifting in a legal limbo? Doesn't this remind you of the Soviet Union? Are you proud of that? Does your intensely disgusting kissing-up of this clown, somehow reassure you that it could never happen to you? What if they built a secret prison for ass-kissing sheep? What would you do then?
U.S. war prisons legal vacuum for 14,000 - Yahoo! News