Friday, April 18, 2008
Dumb as dirt
Destruction of Evidence, Obstruction of Justice and Other Just Plain Old Dumb as Dirt Ideas
That is the title of looseheadprop's latest article (the ninth) in a series on torture and the Yoo memos and related issues. You may check it out here.
It seems that by destroying torture tapes (evidence) the CIA may have, oh, say, obstructed justice and jeopardized their cases against terrorists. Can you imagine having to let genuine terrorists go because we screwed up so badly?
And yes. Unless we are thugs we must operate by the rules of law. So if we don't do it right we can't just say, "Oh hell, hang them anyway." Because if we do that we are no better than terrorists ourselves.
Dumb. As. Dirt.
Immoral. Irresponsible. Incompetent.
And it's all part of a web of immorality and irresponsibility and incompetence.
Multiple expletives deleted.