It's almost as though everyone's nose is now being rubbed in all of this: now that the culpability of our highest government officials is no longer hidden, but is increasingly all out in the open, who can still defend the notion that they should remain immune from consequences for their patent lawbreaking? As Law Professor Jonathan Turley said several weeks ago on The Rachel Maddow Show: "It's the indictment of all of us if we walk away from a clear war crime." And this week, Turley pointed out to Keith Olbermann that "ultimately it will depend on citizens, and whether they will remain silent in the face of a crime that has been committed in plain view. . . . It is equally immoral to stand silent in the face of a war crime and do nothing."UPDATE: Our friend, Ruth, over at Cab Drollery has a great post on this subject, as does her co-blogger, Diane.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"It's the indictment of all of us if we walk away from a clear war crime."
Greenwald actually has a hopeful column up today: