Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Condoleezza Rice says US secret prisons and extrajudicial rendition is saving European lives

Condoleezza Rice says US secret prisons and extrajudicial rendition is saving European lives so European leaders should not complain about or question the Bush regime.

That may or may not be true. But it is also true that if we let the police execute the bad guys on the spot at their own discretion it will greatly reduce crime. And considering the Bush regime's track record of incompetence and dishonesty, it's far more likely that the secret prisons have done nothing good for anyone.

And it's also true that if a brutal dictator rules Iraq, terrorism in Iraq could be nearly wiped out. That's why we didn't hear about foreign terrorists or insurgents in Iraq when Saddam was in power. Should we release Saddam Hussein to clean up Bush's mess? (Perhaps the Bush regime is planning to fake the escape of Saddam Hussein and let him regain power in Iraq in order to clean up the terrorist/insurgent disaster that Bush created while allowing Bush to get out of Iraq and save face?)

Condoleezza's logic appears to be this: "if we the government are stopping some terrorism then you the citizens of America and other countries should not complain about our methods." But by that logic Saddam Hussein was a fantastic leader!!! Far better than Bush in fact. The blatant stupidity of Condoleezza Rice's speech is just mind boggling! Either she is really stupid or else she thinks her audience is really stupid.

Come to think of it, if we accept her logic, why don't we let police, highway patrol, judges, senators, representatives, mayors, governors and city councilmen execute on the spot anyone they deem a public menace? Why bother with expensive, time-consuming jury trials?

The answer is - because government can't be trusted!!! Government has the legal power to kill you!!! Give too much power to any one person or any one department of the government and your right to life, liberty and property will be destroyed in the blink of an eye. That is the whole point of checks and balances. Do Mr. Bush and Ms. Rice have any understanding of this concept? Perhaps they simply believe they can pull the wool over our eyes.

The history of human civilization is all about kings, popes, dictators and mandarins grabbing and abusing dictatorial power. Civil rights are a recent and rare phoenomena in human history.

The whole point of the American Constitution is to LIMIT and CONTROL the power of our goverment because a government out of control is everyone's worst nightmare. An evil government is far more dangerous to us than all the terrorists in the world combined.


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