Churchill was right. Ward Churchill.
We now have a new list of those who were just following orders. A list of human beings content to torture other human beings because those in authority had told them it was acceptable to do so. A list that grows by the hour as those who hid behind the Bush Administration scramble like centipedes whose rock they were comfortable living beneath has been knocked aside.
Sean Hannity has proclaimed that waterboarding doesn't even hurt, and when cornered with his own words by a comedian that got the best of DeNiro, claims he'd do it for charity.
Keith Olbermann has tonight called Hannity's bully-pulpit bluff, and pledged a thousand dollars for every second the fool lasts, setting in motion a ratings war more horrific than watching pre-bailout Detroit iron tear apart "enemy" combatants in a post-pandemic Las Vegas.
Stephen King was right too.
The Torture Everyone America parties are next, and neither Stephen or Ward are responsible for the nightmare they did their best to warn us about.
Has your "AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!" bumper sticker come back to haunt you?
Would the office workers who were told to stay at their desks or LOSE THEIR JOBS as Tower One burned, gladly tell their bosses to "take this job and shove it!", if given another chance? If they knew what we know today?
Stephen Colbert can focus the country like a laser beam on the insanity of our circumstances when reporting that Texas wants to secede from the United States by stating the obvious: “Hey Oklahoma. Better get started on that border fence!”
FOX NEWS* is where you go for opinions. MSNBC is where you get the facts. Comedy Central is where you find the truth.
I once said: “...the United States could end the ‘War On Terror’ overnight if it showed the rest of the world that the policies of the Bush administration are history, and that the people now in power had nothing to do with the inhumane actions of a President unfairly installed by the Supreme Court six years ago.”
The second half of that non-bully no-pulpit bluff was: “...the President of the United States should (then) look the leader of whatever country is threatening us in the eye and ask: ‘What exactly do you mean when you say DEATH TO AMERICA?’!”
Preferrably on LIVE TV. WORLDWIDE.
Not following through with the second half of my strategy, has only ensured that Barack Obama will have to ask that question of the real threat to an America that used to stand for something. Americans. Americans who lost. Americans who would rather torture the other guy than admit it.
No wonder 1 in 3 children old enough to watch "the news", don't believe the Earth itself will exist when it's finally their turn.
Someone should tell them that there's still plenty of time to watch THE DAILY SHOW.
My Name is Michael Sterling. “From you, I get the story”
*Shepard Smith's stock just went up.
On LIVE TV. WORLDWIDE.