To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, November 30, 2020

#GivingTuesday                               Observercast

Don’t Hide Misdeeds

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BY KAREN WEBB

Dear Mr. President:

Do I have this correct? You think releasing photos of what the U.S. did on orders from the top will do more damage to our soldiers than what has already been done, by YOU refusing to investigate abuses, by YOU refusing to prosecute abuses?

It is different, but only a little because now you are the war president and you are the one allowing the worst abuse by covering it up.

Then I suggest you get us out of all our treaties on torture and abuse because we don’t actually care what they did. Rip the treaties up today. We swore on those treaties we would investigate and punish our own violators and now we are going to just ignore the entire episode because we are the U.S. and we can do whatever we please and execute anyone else who does what we do.

My suggestion is that you just go ahead and give Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and all the rest Medals of Freedom. Do it today.

Heck of a job, Barry. If we continue to bury our own abuses the rest of the world will just forget the whole thing.

Today, I am sooooooo ashamed that I voted for you, and unless this changes you will not get my vote in 2010 because maybe you can forgive and forget torture for the good of the country, but I can’t. Not today or ever.

You are aware that giving in to the GOP and forgetting the past and moving to the future will get you nowhere because they are all laughing at you today. You just gave them a pass. Covering this up is not going to cause the enemy to like us more.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.