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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 01:22 PM
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19. Failure To Impeach Is Complicity With Torture -- That's The Legacy
Sorry DC Dems, but like it or not that's the current "legacy optics."

You are currently approving "Judge Torture" to comply with the wishes of the "Torture Regime."

I recognize you all have your little rationalizations, and strategeries, and fears of electoral backlash as "reasons" for not acting to stop the atrocities under your watch. But those silly things get sillier and sillier in hindsight, and never make it to the broadstrokes of history. (And FWIW, the failure to act is also arguably war crime in itself.)

Even the Iraq quagmire that you've been trained to obsess over, and the "age of terrorism" will wash away in time. Future generations can forgive us our paranoia, our "bad" intelligence, our "fogs of war."

But torture never washes. If you allow it to stain you, it stains permanently and totally.

Failure to impeach is complicity -- approval -- exoneration for the regime.

We allow it at our peril.

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