Woeful, er, Thursday
By Cassandra D
So woeful I couldn't post yesterday.
Andrew Sullivan speaks out about the dangers of the compromise detainee bill. It's scary, folks. Our system of government is being gutted before our very eyes. Jesus' General breaks out of his Colbert-esque role to give us our marching orders. Go do it now!
[And why should you act?
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."
From Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963]
Polling data show that American Christians support torture more than secular Americans do. Somehow I don't think Jesus would be pleased.
The Bush Administration follows the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" rule, even regarding terrorists. An innocent Canadian who might have links to al Qaeda? Send him to Syria for torture. A suspected terrorist who is accused of murdering people in Cuba? Can't send him to Venezuela for trial because he might be tortured.
Cafferty points out what is becoming increasingly obvious: Bush cut and ran from Afghanistan in order to go to war in Iraq, and now we have disasters of our own making in both countries.