Under the presidency of George W. Bush, our country tortured people.
Water boarding and other practices done on prisoners are considered torture under the Geneva Convention and we (our leaders, elected by us) did that.
Further more, we don't even know if any of these people deserved imprisonment to begin with. None of them had a fair trial. Many were later released, like an "oops".
But, don't get your conservative panties in an uproar because I'm picking on Bush. I'm not a fan of the current president either.
Obama promised when he was campaigning the first time that he'd end wars.
He promised to end torture.
If we truly get to elect our presidents, if that's not rigged or somehow fixed, then we got a lot of 'splainin' to do when we reach the Pearly Gates.
Now I'm proud to be an American and I know there are other countries that do awful things to us, and I am NOT feeling sympathetic to them at all.
I am NOT saying any American tortured or beheaded deserved it.
But let's face reality. We've stooped to that level. At least, our presidents and other elected officials that condone torture.
This is what happens when the most highly respected country on earth loses its moral compass and then it all falls like a house of cards.
No one on earth should be torturing and killing others.
But Republican or Democratic presidents, they've both been a party to it.
I don't know...am I the only one that remembers this? Does this just go over everyone's heads because we just don't want to face the reality?
I"m not ashamed of America, but I am ashamed of our country committing these atrocities and calling it justice.
We seem to notice it when it happens to one of our own. I mean, as human beings, don't we have any feeling for anyone else?
I can see a guy in WWII sitting in a foxhole and spraying bullets in a guy whose about the get him. That's like, self defense even though it's still an awful situation.
But torture? Really? Did we like, hand our government over to the mafioso? Or did we become like some Colombian drug cartel?
People , we gotta do some better voting next time, and promote some better people into office. I think not only do we have to judge on the content of the character rather than the color of their skin, but we gotta take a real, serious look for at least about 5 minutes at the guy's voting record and try, like you would asess your car salesman, the sincerity of the guy running for office.
No voting for the guy whose the best looking, the coolest, the most fashionable, or his pretend religion (as with Bush, the phony).
Pay attention to the news. Read. Get off your iPhones and ditch Facebook and Twitter. It's just mental candy.