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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:26 AM
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Multiple rapist supports Obama on Torture: Free the torturers and the rapists too!
OK, so Terry Jones (of Monty Python) is not really a multiple rapist and a serial killer, but he makes some interesting points on how criminals who happen to be politicians can sometimes commit crimes and escape punishment even while trumpeting their criminality.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/apr/21/torture-policy-monty-python

Free the torturers and the rapists too!
If Dick Cheney can trumpet the 'success' of his torture policies without fear of retribution, why can't us ordinary criminals?

Terry Jones
Tuesday 21 April 2009 18.00 BST

I am over the moon about President Obama's recent publication of the Bush administration's torture memos. They come as a breath of fresh air for those of us banged up in Cook County Jail.

Obama's announcement that "nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past" is the most reassuring news most of us here have heard in a long time.

Speaking as a multiple rapist and serial killer, I welcome the president's clear view that "this is a time for reflection, not retribution". Absolutely. We have indeed been "through a dark and painful chapter in our history" (in my case 17 years in the super-secure lockdown facility).

Now people may say that it is not safe to let me out, especially as I have never expressed any remorse for my actions and indeed have every intention of reoffending as soon as I possibly can.

But then has ex-vice president Dick Cheney ever expressed any remorse for killing a million or more Iraqis? Has he ever said that he wouldn't torture more people all over again if he had half the chance?

Quite the reverse. He has gone on record trumpeting how successful his torture policies have been. "I find it a little bit disturbing," Cheney said on Fox News, that "they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the effort There are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity."

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