StreetLegalPlay by Kyle Thomas Smith

Bush-Era Torture Memos’ Authors Cleared

Posted in Uncategorized by streetlegalplay on February 20, 2010

The Obama administration has cleared the three lawyers responsible for penning memos sanctioning torture under the Bush administration.

Hey, Barack, is this another one of your make-nice missions?  Do you think this will make the GOP cooperate with you?

If you want the Republicans to cooperate with you, hold them accountable/culpable for all the dirt they did for eight years before you took office. Beat them at their own game. Use fear and terror like they do every damned minute of their damned lives.

Much as I dislike that spiritual bully Carolyn Myss, she did write a spot-on Op-Ed on this same topic.

Barack, keep doing this shit and you’re complicitous.

You say you’d rather be a one-term president and do the right thing than be a two-term president and do nothing?

Then do something, dammit!

This is disgraceful.

Kyle Thomas Smith

P.S.: I don’t vote Republican. I’ll never vote Republican. You want my vote next time? Stop being an accomplice to their corporate fascism! I will vote third party if you keep this shit up.

P.P.S:  I speak for a lot of people on this (namely, your base).

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Obama: “People of Berlin. People of the World. This is Our Moment. This is our Time.”

Posted in Uncategorized by streetlegalplay on July 24, 2008

That’s my man in Tiergarten Park, Berlin! More than 200,000 turned up to hear him there.

Here’s part of the speech he gave today:

The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews cannot stand.

Alright!

And so then, this is what Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich) has to say in response:

“No one knows which Obama will show. Will it be the ideological, left-wing Democratic primary candidate who vowed to ‘end’ the war rather than win it, or the Democratic nominee who dismisses the progressing coalition victory as a ‘distraction’? Will it be the American populist who has told supporters in the United States that he will demand more from our allies in Europe and get it, or the liberal internationalist hell-bent on being liked in Europe’s salons?”

Okay, so, first, we see that Republicans are still stuck in early 20th-Century isolationism (except when they can buy up international corporations and pilfer oil from the countries they invade) and are therefore speeding this nation to rack and ruin.

And, second: Victory? Winning the war is completely inconsequential. This war should have never happened in the first place. Withdrawing is what matters, as is repairing our international relations, which the Republicans have decimated.

One of the greatest moments of the Democratic debates was when Hillary said something like (sorry, I’ve looked for the exact quote but can’t find it): ‘I was hoping the Republicans would be so embarrassed by the terrible job the Bush administration has done that they wouldn’t run a candidate in this election. But, alas, that didn’t happen.’

Republicans criticized Obama for not having been on the ground in Iraq and then, when he went to Iraq, they derided him for pulling a political stunt. Guess it’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Well, for what it’s worth, you done me proud, Barack.