I saw this over at Salon.com the other day:
I once interviewed a retired B-52 driver who said that, at the depth of the cold war, Strategic Air Command pilots took comfort in knowing that if they ever received the “go-codes” they could be certain of one thing — their country had been horribly damaged by an attack. “Because we knew,” he said, “that the United States would never start a war. We knew we always had the moral high ground.”
“The moral high ground.”
Jesus, how long has it been since the US could honestly say that? (I know: About six and a half years.)
We used to be proud of how we didn’t torture and rape political prisoners — how in fact we didn’t HAVE any political prisoners. And now?
Now, as Glenn Greenwald documents in exquisite detail, we do all that and more.
Which is why we have to please keep making those phone calls on behalf of the bill to restore habeas corpus (H.R. 2826 is the current House bill; in the Senate, it’s S. 185 ):
1 (800) 828 – 0498
1 (800) 459 – 1887
1 (800) 614 – 2803
1 (866) 340 – 9281
1 (866) 338 – 1015
1 (877) 851 - 6437
You know what to do. Thank you.