Whenever things start looking really bleak -- like prison-time bleak -- for conservatives, you can always count on them to trot out that timeworn ol
Whenever things start looking really bleak -- like prison-time bleak -- for conservatives, you can always count on them to trot out that timeworn old Nixon favorite: "You're just criminalizing politics! Waaaaaaah!!!"
Of course, I fully agree that the criminalization of politics is a problem that needs to be solved. And I think the way to solve it is to get the criminals out of politics.
After all, nothing criminalizes politics faster than criminals. If we don't want to be charging our politicians with crimes they've committed while in office, we shouldn't be electing politicians who commit them. Or condone them.
Now, with the release of the torture memos -- which let us see, once and for all, just how morally and ethically depraved the Bush administration decided to make us -- the wingnuts are upping the ante.
As Rachel Maddow reported this Wednesday, despite the Bush administration's best efforts to destroy every copy of internal memo from former State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, one copy survived and has been obtained by Wired Magazine and the Read more...