"The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody compromised our moral authority and damaged both our ability to attract allies to our side in the fight against terrorism and to win the support of people around the world for that effort. In May 2004, just after the pictures from Abu Ghraib became public, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz said that the abuses depicted were simply the result of a few “bad apples” and that those responsible for abuse would be held accountable. More than seven months later, then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Asked about accountability for detainee abuses, Gonzales said “we care very much about finding out what happened and holding people accountable.” Neither of those two statements was true. " Report of the US Senate Armed Services Committee.
Wolfowitz, Smerconish, Gonzales, Duncan Hunter, David Addington, John Yoo.
These are men without compassion or basic decency, men who care nothing about the principles on which the great experiment of the United States was built.
On Hardball Smerconish quoted Ben Gurion’s sneer about an "ideal world." Ben Gurion was an ardent nationalist who cared nothing for anyone but his own people. Is that what we are?
These men have disgraced us all. They have disgraced the American soldier.
There should be a reckoning and not in the ICC. Where is the outcry here for punishment of those who led the country into these crimes. Where is it? pl