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Copyright law apparently prohibits reproduction of this amazing graphic; I hope you’ll give it a glance anyway. Follow the link to scan Baghdad via Google Earth, with every lost Iraqi life – at least, those we know about – marked.
Why is it that good kids get prison for pot, but wicked presidents go free after ordering torture?
Why is it that “just following orders” was no excuse at Nuremberg, but the Obama justice department finds it adequate for military abusers in the USA?
As the Michael Vick case demonstrates, we don’t allow most Americans to practice this level of cruelty against dogs. What reason is there for excusing it against fellow human beings?
Is it because they are Muslims that torturing them has no penalty? Is it because they are not white? Is it because they are not US citizens? Is a Muslim life worth less than a Christian or a Jewish or an atheist life? Is a Pakistani or a Uighur less than a dog under American law?
Is it because we don’t really expect presidents to respect the Constitution they swear to defend? But what good is constitutional government if the privileged are not equally restrained by it?
This ruin of innocent lives will never be addressed unless Americans demand it. It can be demanded by following the “take action” link, where there is a simple way to email Senators and Representatives.
No life can be trashed at will by lawless government. Write. Write until the least influential have equal justice with privileged politicians.
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To my friends who are Muslims:
May mercy, forgiveness, and salvation be yours in abundance this Ramadan!
I am a better person because of what you have given me. Your friendship is a treasure.
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