Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Light on the Front of the Torture Train

Who would have thought--even six months ago--that torture in all its ugly form might completely bring down the former white house?

I think many of us did, but the caveat was whether or not the current administration would release "the memos" which, of late, they did--at least some--after five very long years.

For those of us that watched Watergate spin up to speed then take everything in its path with it, we saw an accident at slow speed... same as now with the torture issue.

Interestingly, until yesterday Condi Rice had never really been implicated. But implicated she is now along with Bush, Rumsfield, Wolfowitz, and Cheney. Other names are popping out as well. Rice's involvement appears to date as far back as 2002.

As more comes to light on this situation (which it seems to almost hourly...), a startling fact cannot be ignored and it's emphasized in this Olbermann interview with Fmr. Gen. Brig. Janis Karpinski who is obviously mad as hell:

More and more calls are coming from politicians and many former high-ranking military officers for hearings on the issue which the public has been demanding for several years.

So, if you see that light at the front of the train, you probably have a really good sense of where this is going. And it ain't gonna be pretty.

This is, of course, why Fox News is trying SO hard to make torture look okay.