...Surprising turn of the events: GWB and Cheney, just perhaps, may be held accountable for their mess of regime
...Obama has managed to actually shock me in a way that surpasses all of the pleasant surprises he's tossed-out thus far:
He released the torture memos. And now, apparently, there will be consequences for them - and these consequences will not be owned by the agents who were under orders to torture.
Nothing has been specifically said about holding former administrators accountable, but it hasn't been ruled out. I won't allow myself to hope that justice might actually be done... but, still. I'm just stunned.
You can read these memos for yourself right here.
"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
- Leon Trotsky, Last Will & Testament
February 27, 1940