Thursday, September 14, 2006

a glimmer of hope.

bushy's illegal, immoral, and tragically short-sighted stances on detainee rights took a hit today from the senate armed services committee. colin powell comes out against his boss, stating what is probably the most significant [and long-lasting] of the repercussions from the bushy administration's jingoistic posture: that “the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.” as well they might.

these happening make me think, with a glimmer of hope, of a quote my pops forwarded to me a couple months back. i've started using it as my email signature line. before anyone comments, i realize it's kinda lame to have a political signature line (for that matter any signature line). but i do, so fuck off. enjoy.

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles." - Thomas Jefferson


Blogger hillary said...

"Beginning to"?

9/14/2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i think that's a reasonable language choice. while the world has doubted our heavy-handed methodology ever since we went into iraq [as well they should], i think most of the world would concede that america is on the "right side" relative to islamic terrorist groups.

but when we openly state that we will torture prisoners and hold them indefinitely (without seeing the charges/evidence against them), we run the risk of losing even that modest "moral high ground".

9/15/2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger hillary said...

I guess I tend to think of "high ground" as meaning "considerably higher than" as opposed to "just a little bit higher than." Maybe that's my mistake.

Also, there's a difference between thinking the U.S. is better than terrorist groups and thinking the moral basis of its "fight against terrorism" is questionable.

9/18/2006 1:30 PM  

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