Heck, our government has not just lost credibility in the Middle-East and around the world. The US governement is not trusted by Americans, for good reasons.
Our government has been illegitimate by our own Constitutional and legal standards here at home since the Robber Barons crushed the Farmer Democracy in the 19th century, and shortly afterward began building their Global Empire and Domestic Police State.
We have been a corporate state managing a growing empire for over a century.
The transition of the United States from democracy to corporate state has been ignored by generations of "Americans" who have traded in their rights and responsibilities as Citizens in their democratic country for the "pleasures," "profits," and "prestiege" of being a Consumer in a Corporate State.
Feb 2, 2011: As you can see from the links at the top of this page, the historic nature of the events in the middle east have forced me to address the situation America finds itself in. I've posted a new little essay on the situation in Egypt and some references to our recent history of supporting Mubarak's bloody dictatorship. Thirty years of American Political support for a brutal dictatorship...
Who the Hell are we? Our foreign policy is the global face of Corporate Fascism.
The overall publication situation of The Committee for Democracy has not changed. I am currently up to my neck trying to construct a comprehensive backpacker's Trail Guide of the High Sierras between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.
Proof of the Destruction of our Democratic Principals and Practices
Note:This announcement by the Obama admin that they will not prosecute Bush's torture crimes has no basis in domestic or international law. There are no exemptions in either for crimes committed under orders.
Every individual who participated in acts of cruelty and torture, from the White House to the Torture Chamber, is accountable for their actions.
By forestalling the execution of law, Obama is not just betraying his oath to defend the Constitution, he is indemnifying and perpetuating international state torture, and has established torture as a Presidential Prerogative.
The Nazis and Jap fascists we hung for exactly the same crimes all claimed that inflicting torture was their duty under orders.
Then we hung them. We can only hope we apply the same standards to ourselves that we apply to others.
DOJ WILL DEFEND, NOT PROSECUTE, TORTURE CRIMINALS
DOJ PROTECTS GOVERNMENT CRIMINALS IN THE HIGHEST OFFICES IN OUR COUNTRY
Secret Prisons Closed? Then Account for everyone Kidnapped and Secretly held.
I believe the secret prisons/torture centers were turned over to the states allied with us lock, stock, and barrel. The stock that the states who provided the sites for our secret torture centers received is composed of thousands of individuals kidnapped around the world by the CIA and our various Proxies. The CIA and USA have merely stepped back, and now act through these proxies, as they have done under every previous administration.