Friday, November 19, 2010

Torture v. Justice

So it unfolded like this:

1. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is arrested for the 1998 terror bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

2. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is tortured under the Bush admin.

3. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is convicted on only one of more than 280 charges because evidence obtained by torture is inadmissable in court.

4. Those same wingnuts who support torture are outraged because he only gets 20 years on the one, solitary charge that was not tainted by torture.

You'd think those wingnuts might now be tempted to exercise a little humility, a little bit of self-criticism and wonder if torture was maybe the wrong thing to do given this outcome? Nope. On Twitter yesterday, Michael Goldfarb, former McCain presidential campaign flack and current adviser to Sarah Palin, said:

"Ghailani never should have been allowed to leave that CIA black site with a pulse."

It's as if lizard-brain idiots like Goldfarb are 14-year-olds who've watched too much 24 and think the justice system is for pussies. Will they ever get it? Will they ever understand that they're the f*cking problem, the big old wrench in the works here?


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