Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's Worse Than That

I am still cranked about the commuting of Scooter's sentence but in the grand scheme of things it is really not as bad as the other things Bush has done. It is just the freshest and we have become somewhat numbed by 6 years of bad news and worse news. In it's proper perspective the disaster is Iraq is much more appalling and has been daily for four years. The brutal deaths of 3,568 brave men and women and the disabling and injury of another 34,650. The hundreds of thousands Iraqi deaths and mortally wounded. The wiretapping and domestic spying. The shredding of habeas corpus. The torture and political prisoners. The scrapping of arms treaties and the Kyoto protocols. The rape of our forests and skies. Don't forget turning a surplus economy into one of crushing debt.

All these things are worse than Scooter getting out of serving jail time and they will haunt our lives and the world for decades and in many cases forever. Sure it was another slap in the face to the rule of law and the Constitution but just one of many. With tomorrow being the 4th of July we need to think about how the freedom and country we celebrate tomorrow can be returned to us.

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