Friday, November 10, 2006

Tillman's Wish Granted?

In his poignant article on the state of America and the loss of his Ranger brother in Afghanistan, Kevin Tillman calls out Americans to take action against the current administration in the White House--to hold them accountable for their dubious conduct and policies.

In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity. Most likely, they will come to know that “somehow” was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.

Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action.

With the results of the recent midterm elections where both the House and Senate achieved democratic majority and the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld, it seems the tides of power are changing. It is my hope that the now-former Secretary of Defense (and others) will be held accountable for the illegal methods employed while prosecuting the "war on terror." A war which, in my opinion, is more like a a "war of terror" as put so eloquently by Borat Sagdiyev. On Andrew Sullivan's weblog today,

We have news of the first attempted prosecution of the defense secretary for authorizing torture. You could see this coming. At least, I did, and Bush did. The case is coherent, as I pointed out last July. Rumsfeld had better not travel abroad for a very long while; or he could be arrested. Same goes for Gonzales and the other war criminals in this administration.

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