So, after months of tight-lipped silence from the administration about reports of secret CIA detention centers, Bush finally admits that they exist. The administration has sanctioned these detention centers in direct contravention of international law, not to mention basic principles of American justice and moral decency. What does the US have to hide, if the interrogation techniques and judicial procedures are legal? I’m going out on a limb here, but I say plenty.
Just like the the warantless wiretapping, the lack of evidence supporting the war in Iraq, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo, etc., etc., ad nauseum, Bush is not ashamed of these illegal activities. He’s actually proud of these centers. He touts them as evidence that America is safer. Really? Imagine what we are opening the troops we support so much, not to mention ordinary American citizens traveling abroad, up to. How can we stand against inhumane treatment if we are sponsoring it?
But these questions are logical, and I keep forgetting that Americans seem to have lost their grip on logic. Here is a president who has broken law after law after law, and Congress hasn’t impeached him. No, it is far more grievous to give a high schooler’s definition of sex than it is to jeopardize the America’s position in the world and the safety of the American people. I, for one, am disgusted.