Archive for May, 2009

Nancy Pelosi and torture

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Nancy Pelosi claims that she could not report information she received in classified discussions by the Bush administration about the torture tactics that were being used. That is an interesting relationship between these two branches of government. It makes for a kind of a collusion between them. The result is that they both have secrets to keep from the people. Secrets like about whether the executive is torturing people, and about who knows it.

Strange stuff, democracy in America as practiced by those who are elected via their sympathy with corporate interests. By their fruits we know them. When it comes to political ideas, they appear baffled by any notions that elected leaders somehow hold any responsibility for the health of democratic institutions, per se. Those who insist on such responsibility are taken as naive and idealistic. It is like such ideas are part of some elaborate joke, and those who don't get it, are bereft of the sense of humor.