July 13, 2011
Statutes of limitations for torture not resulting in death have passed. The DOJ has refused to prosecute 99 of 101 cases of torture-to-death that it looked at. Obama has long since publicly told the DOJ not to prosecute the CIA for torture. Obama’s torture of Bradley Manning has been widely ignored. Rendition has been established as normal. Torturers have published confessional/bragging memoirs. Habeas corpus has been formally ended. The Bagram-Gitmo archipelago is here to stay. Torture continues in Iraq, Afghanistan, elsewhere. Assassinations have been established as the truly big new fashion. Harold Koh has replaced John Yoo as the Guy Who Will “Legalize” Anything. We’ve got more illegal wars going at once than ever before. Congress has practically dropped the pretense of a rule of law. The President can’t clear his throat without opposing “relitigating the past,” as if on the planet he comes from it is common to litigate the future. And Human Rights Watch has chosen this moment to announce that Bush and Cheney might just have been responsible for torture?
Overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration obliges President Barack Obama to order a criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse authorized by former President George W. Bush and other senior officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Obama administration has failed to meet US obligations under the Convention against Torture to investigate acts of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees, Human Rights Watch said.Hey, thanks, Sherlock. What was your first clue?
Read the rest here.
Comment: Does anyone who knows even a little about human rights struggle take HRW seriously? Those ass kissing liberal fools know very well why they think Bush and company was guilty of torture.
What took them this long? If it had been Mugabe or any other small black/brown plantation colonial stand-in these b*tches would have been calling for immediate justice.
What kind of just action comes from a multinational organization that needed all this time to lay allegations down that everyone in their right mind knows is true? And knew so years ago. Where they been?
And how long is it gonna take these ass kissing liberals to call Obama on his drone murders and assassination attempts and torture?
HRW has ceased (if it ever was) to be a credible site for human rights struggle. A long time ago too.
It is merely a place where an assortment of liberals, mostly white and from the West, have jobs at the expense of those they claim to fight for.