Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Political Aside

Being an Australian, it may be odd that I find the USA's political system fascinating. On the other hand, the USA is an enormous force in the world.

It wasn't that long ago I would have said "An Enormous force for good in the world". I'm not so sure now.

With Americans heading into mid-term elections, it is hard to understand why they haven't put their president in a cage yet. Torture is "Okay". Invading a country that had nothing to do with the Sept 11 terrorist attack is fine, especially if you lie about how it was involved and now say "oh well, we was wrong". Not understanding that the president is NOT immune to the law. Spying on your own citizens. The list grows.

Voting Republican in the states means a vote for torture

In Australia, chief Bush lickspittle is our very own Prime Minister, John Howard. Vote Liberal. Vote for Torture.

By my understanding, if Australian troops in Iraq have participated in torture they would have committed an offence against our law. If they knowingly allow US troops to commit these acts, they would have committed an offence as well.

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