Supreme Court OK’s Torture

This man was tortured by our government.

Our Supreme Court ruled that because our government claimed what it did was “secret”, his case against the government could be thrown out.

After man was tortured, he came seeking justice. Justice stood silent:

Without comment, the justices let stand an appeals court ruling that the state secrets privilege, a judicially created doctrine that the Bush administration has invoked to win dismissal of lawsuits that touch on issues of national security, protected the government’s actions from court review. In refusing to take up the case, the justices declined a chance to elaborate on the privilege for the first time in more than 50 years.

The declined more than a chance to talk about the state secrets privilege. They have allowed the government a defense that can be used to protect it from any number of challenges. They have given the government the key to our rights as human beings.

Our security is not worth becoming a cruel and violent empire. The Supreme Court has made a disastrous mistake, and shown a weakness of ethics that will hurt this country, and the world, for years to come.


4 Responses

  1. Thats why Alito and Roberts are there, to do the Administrations bidding. A sad day indeed.

  2. Rafael is correct. The Supreme Court has been manipulated to provide cover for abuse of power, in this case for war crimes, and…we’re stuck with it.

  3. This is just fucking great!!!!!! What next? A suspension of the presidential elections to protect us from another perpetual enemy that we can’t ever stop fighting? Oh shit I hope our dumb ass president isn’t reading this. I don’t want to give him any ideas…. If we concentrate now we can Camp David L8r….

  4. You know, slightly OT, but I am liking Ron Paul just a bit more (yes this is going to sound like a big fu!%^ you to Americans, but bare it with me). He said recently that he would pull out not only from Iraq but from all bases around the world, restructure the U.S. executive down to nothing and generally put a very aggressive libertarian agenda in the works. That could very well spell the end of America’s Imperial ambitions and if he throws in getting rid of U.S. territories and colonies (like oh I don’t know, P.R.) I would dedicate my life to getting him elected.

    Mind you it’s not going to happen, and even if it did, such an agenda would probably be a disaster for the U.S. at home, but it sounds mighty tempting.

    Now if you want to hate me for that, go ahead, I guess I deserve it.

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