Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Mistakes are how we learn" is appropriate in an elementary classrooom...

... but not when discussing the consequences of having tortured people.

Does he truly not get it?

"Don't be discouraged by what's happened the last few weeks. Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we have made some mistakes - that's how we learn," Mr Obama said in a speech at the [Central Intelligence] agency's headquarters.

Potentially we made some mistakes?

I don't really care who says this. It's outrageous and inexcusable.

183 times in one month.


Nancy said...

BHO was telling CIA grunts, the people who implemented Bushco orders, that it was a mistake to follow orders instructing them to torture. He is going to let the investigations continue.
Obama is now going for the people who ordered torture and attempted to justify it - give it some sense of legality.

Steven H. Newton said...

(1) Where's your evidence that he's going for them? All administration sources say otherwise.

(2) Carrying out illegal orders is--guess what?--a crime. So determined at Nuremberg.

Anonymous said...

oBAMA IS PLAYING A SLICK GAME ON THIS ONE. There will be no proscecutions, Bushco and the Torturers will be talked about for 5 minutes and end. Jane Harmon has a huge problem. Caught on an NSA tape making a deal for Israel to help aid the two AIPAC'ers on trial for espionage against the USA. Why isnt this story front page on the liberal bloggers. I put this on the same line as the outing of Valerie Plame. Goes to prove AIPAC the biggest lobbyist in the country have total access at the top of our government.

Feinstein is as guilty as the Bushcos. She wants to do the investigation (Senate Intell Committee), to make sure the democrats on board with Cheney and the torturers. That investigation along with torture never sees the light of day.

It makes no difference which party...both are totally corrupt.

Nancy Willing said...

Guilty old Cheney is in full court press over this.

The authorization and justification of torture and its implementation....can the morality be shaved and shredded?

The investigation will go forward but it will probably end with excuses and inaction.