Friday, April 24, 2009

What to do

So the big question of the week is what to do with those who authorized the torture of prisoners captured in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. To me it's very simple: If there is evidence of wrong doing those who authorized and carried out need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And there is legal precedence:

And while the draft-dodging right continues to claim it's not a big deal it is. It's illegal. The link shows how American soldiers did face court martial and tried and convicted. It's very simple to logical people how to proceed. Of course logic doesn't apply do Republicans.

And I do have a question: We have an American Citizen who is being held in Iran. If she gets tortured should we be upset? I think we have no complaints if she does.

1 comment:

Tom Michael said...

For the sake of humanity, and our national pride, I believe there must be a thorough, nonpartisan, intellectually honest investigation into whether U.S. or international law was broken. If laws were broken, the accused should be tried by an appropriate court, whether a U.S. court or, if applicable, an international war crimes tribunal.

And the same process should be applied to all accused, whether they be military privates acting under unlawful orders, or the policy makers who requested, devised, or implemented those orders.