We may have reached a tipping point.
* Rush Limbaugh lost most of his market,
* Bill O’Rielly is on the ropes for lying, the Internet is about to become a public utility,
* The Keystone Pipeline got vetoed,
* Mitch Mc Connell just humiliated John Boehner for putting poison in the funding bill for Homeland Security,
* Obama asked for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United,
* And now the New York Times calls for indicting Cheney, Bush and crew for war crimes!
I don’t think this is the same world I went to sleep in last night.
In their blistering, hard-hitting Monday morning article “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” the New York Times editorial board is asking that the Department of Justice prosecute those who “committed torture and other serious crimes,” which includes former Vice President Dick Cheney and other major officials within the Bush Admin.
The board referred to the torture practices as “a vast criminal conspiracy, under color of law, to commit torture and other serious crimes.”
…any credible investigation should include former Vice President Dick Cheney; Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington; the former C.I.A. director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the Office of Legal Counsel lawyers who drafted what became known as the torture memos,” the editorial reads. “There are many more names that could be considered, including Jose Rodriguez Jr., the C.I.A. official who ordered the destruction of the videotapes; the psychologists who devised the torture regimen; and the C.I.A. employees who carried out that regimen.”
“These are, simply, crimes. They are prohibited by federal law, which defines torture as the intentional infliction of “severe physical or mental pain or suffering.” They are also banned by the Convention Against Torture, the international treaty that the United States ratified in 1994 and that requires prosecution of any acts of torture.