"The government cannot force you to buy things. It can only tax you, draft you, seize and sell your property, arrest you, incarcerate you, and execute you. It cannot tell you to buy insurance, only a gecko can do that."
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Dick Cheney is popping up on TV screens daily this week in a media blitz to promote his new book, where he rewrites the history of the Iraq war and confirms that he’s still quite happy with torturing people.
What I find absolutely, utterly, gob-smackingly unbelievable is that this war-criminal is being allowed to strut around in public, listened to deferentially by a fawning media, instead of being locked up in jail for the rest of his miserable life.
Seriously, forget the faux-cynicism and the ‘realpolitik’ nonsense that says ‘well what did you expect’ or ‘thats just how it is’. How can any country even pretend to be civilized if they let men like Cheney and Bush get away with the most heinous of war crimes? How can everyone collude in staying silent and carry on normally as if this huge perversion of justice is not going on ?
The failure to prosecute known war criminals is a great jagged black-hole in the very fabric of law and order that has weakened America to the point where nobody in the world can possibly take anything it says seriously. It is the behaviour of a society mired deep in moral decline. Only justice can ever start to put that right.