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Does anyone care what the people whom were are fighting are doing to us. If they capture an American mostlikely they will behead them, after they beat them, mock them, and exploit them for their own personal gain. It is ridiculous that we Americans are fighting for the rights of those who would gladly take your rights if you were to be captured. When are we going to be Americans first. The US can not save everyone, but we can make sure that our people are not messed with by being harsh and showing that it doesn't pay to cross the US. The ACLU is full of it. American Civil Liberites Union. More like, Anyone but American Civil Liberties Union. You guys suck. Leave the Military alone.
I'd day Douglas nailed. And the ACLU isn't interested in the average person's rights...only the causes that go against the majority...because that makes news.
I will tell you this if I knew that you were going to beaten and beheaded with your loved ones in 1 week BUT I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU, BY WHO, WHEN OR HOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT TALK ME TO DEATH I HAVE A CAUSE TOO AND I WILL DIE FOR MINE HOW ABOUT YOU?
Why are you guys always for the the criminals and not for the victums
First of all Dougie the U.S. is supposed to be better than the terrorist abd the use of torture will only push more people to join the terrorists in order to get even.Furthermore if the blood thirsty chicken hawks get their way the U.S. military will be no better than the terrorists.
While the scapegoating of the woman's first House Speaker, Re. Nancy Pelosi, is the reason I began to feel incensed, I began to realize that scapegoating against women in other societies may mean violence to women. In our own society, gender violence is always pervasive...psychologically and sexually. In the workplace and at home, women are still being hurt. I have chosen to work on many other issues in a public way (getting out the vote for Obama in the last election) but I had put violence towards women in all ways on my back burner. I cannot do this any longer. It is hard to watch every newsprogram devolve into fights about who knew when and what concerning torture. Scapegoating Pelosi or other women in office is still off-limits to the pundits and columnists (mostly male and empowered).
For a woman who has had several run ins with glass ceilings, let me just say, "Whoa"
Claudia, way to make this about you. You are pretty blind to the womens lib thing. Grow up and get out of the 1970's. I am a stay at home dad so I do support womens lib but you are wrong VERY wrong. Let me get this right, if a woman commits a crime we should not punish her? Is that what you are trying to say? You didnt make it clear other than you voted for Obama and you dont like men. I thinks its pretty funny that Pelosi's buddies are no where to be found, shows you what really she stands for.
If Re. Nancy Pelosi can't take the heat, she does not belong in politics.
It is my opinion that the ACLU is a bastion of justice, representing those who have been victimized and thrown into U.S.A. prisons(dungeons) by the wealthy and powerful politicos without habeas corpus. Many were arrested for voicing support of the victims, thus (criminalizing free speech). The President is not an omnipotent potentate. It's about time that free citizens stop behaving as lackeys in the presence of a monarch. Stand up and support the constitution and the bill of rights.
Bastion of justice...yeah right! Maybe a bastion of extreme agendas, headlines, and left-wing policy influence! Gimme a break...if the organization was TRULY a bastion of justice, it wouldn't be so hated in this country! I don't know anyone who thinks highly of the ACLU. Definitely not looking out for the average joe.
I say getem' all, especially the high rankers that got promoted. Makes me sick to my stomach that some got promoted for this torture deal. "Our tax dollars at work" Nobody lied to Pelosi, she just didnt care and figured bush had her back. She cant even maintain a decent lie. Bush Cheny, John Woo?,Rumsfeld, Miller, there are other military personel tht authorizes this sick business-for what? We all should know that 911 was an "false flag operation" and there was NO secret intelligence to be found in Iraq. They went there to get OIL, disrupt the country, chasing the Ghosts of ? Osama is Bush's buddy in OIL & a CIA operative. So why the genocide, murder and torture of civilians on 92 tapes? 'Cmon who was the sickie watching the tapes? It's not about water boarding there was SO much more. Spain is having Tribunals, "Crimes against humanity" Do you think they are doing it all for waterboarding? Who was profiting the war our tax dollars funded? I say prosecute all, shameful...
dave...you're hanging out with the wrong people. How is protecting people's constitutional rights an extreme agenda? Especially when the people being protected are the ones who have no one else to stand up for them.
You People need to read the constitution again Starting with the preamble We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.Domestic Tranquility and common defende Includes protecting ourselves from Terrorists I have no problem with terrrorists being tortured given that it has saved lives. You people are only helping our enemies to kill more americans and have obviously forgotten about 9/11. If we let up on terrorist they will attack us again. Thank God we had a Cheney or it would have happened again. Get your head out of the Sand!
Ronald, do you believe the Constitution authorizes us to torture innocent people? Only if they are Muslims?
There is no evidence that torturing anyone saved any lives. Merely talking heads claiming it.
There is no evidence that torturing people innocent or not putting pressure on the real terrorists. I maintain the exact opposite is true.
Eric Holder does not uphold the Voters Rights Act. He recently dismissed a successful case, video filmed, several witnesses of the worst case of voter intimidaiton in American History. Ask Bartle Bull, lawyer and civil rights movement, walked with Dr. King. The ACLU is a racist organization if all they protect is rights of their chosen color.
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