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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-14-08 02:42 AM
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107. it is not an either/or
I don't see how those two things could be seen as mutually exclusive. Bringing criminals to justice, or at the very least bringing the crimes to light, is "getting something done." This notion that "getting things done" and doing what is legal, principled and morally right are somehow antagonistic to one another is a big part of the problem.

I say stop anything from getting done until justice is served. Do you really imagine that by letting the perpetrators walk, and letting their crimes remain largely hidden, and allowing them to write the history on this, that then somehow in that atmosphere of compromise and complicity anyone is going to get anything done for the American people?

We have moved on and gotten over it too many times in the past, supposedly so we could "move on" and "get things done." That is the problem, not the solution. Every time we have listened to the argument you are presenting here it has come back to haunt us.
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