Friday, June 5, 2009


I had to laugh when I saw the title of the article: “At Death Camp, Obama Says Evil Must Be Confronted”

“What’s funny about that?” you might ask yourself. Well, it isn’t funny at all; it’s actually very sad. Because Obama can talk about confronting evil all day, but that is all it is; talk. As long as he refuses to confront the evils that have occurred in our nation’s recent past and may still be occurring for all we know, his words ring empty.

By making this statement, with the full knowledge of his strong stance against investigating and prosecuting torture, he is either dismissing the suffering and death that was caused in our own torture camps, created using the same racist and inhuman logic as those Nazi death camps he was touring or he is pretending that it did not happen. Either way, his words strike as some sick cosmic joke.

It has been reported that hundreds of “detainees” died in our death camps. Obama doesn’t even want to investigate that, never mind prosecute those involved.

Buchenwald "teaches us that we must be ever-vigilant about the spread of evil in our own time, that we must reject the false comfort that others' suffering is not our problem, and commit ourselves to resisting those who would subjugate others to serve their own interests," Obama said.

Barack Obama is an intelligent man. He is an educated man. I am sure that he is well-acquainted with the concept of irony. So, how can he even make a statement like that with a straight face, knowing, as he definitely does, that his own foot-dragging on the issue of investigating war crimes committed by our government has severely obstructed the efforts of those citizens of this country who have long ago heeded his very words. They were vigilant about the spread of evil and they spoke out against it and they stood up to fight it and they are now fighting for justice, while he does all in his power to stop them from confronting that same evil in our midst.

In response to a question regarding Iran’s President Ahmadinejad, Obama replied, "I have no patience for people who would deny history."

In the words of a famous song, “I Second That Emotion.”

President Obama, I challenge you to walk your talk.

Don't deny our recent history.

Don't stand in the way of those that would seek justice in the hopes of stopping future atrocities.

Support those that would confront the evils that have been committed in their name, against their will.

Reverse your position and stand firm for a full investigation into the Bush Administration's use of torture to illicit "evidence" that supported their desire for an illegal war; purposeful misinformation and propaganda used to lead a nation to believe that Iraq had ANYTHING to do with 9/11; justification for a war they knew was illegal. If you don't think that is evil, maybe you should tour Guantanamo; it's still OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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Tango daddy said...

KS You have nailed this one Irony + hypocracy= sin.
What troubled me was seeing Angela Merkle standing there once again head bowed in shame for the sins of the past.
See you came back refreshed from your few days away and hit it out of the park!!

Mark Prime (tpm/Confession Zero) said...

KS liberal,
Email me at I would like for you to contribute to The Peace Tree if you would like to do so, of course.

Mark (thepoetryman)

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the affect on Americans if an "actual" investigation into 911 proved what most of us already know;that elements within our own government planned and executed the entire event.

kcfoodtruckgroupie said...

Tango Daddy- As long as Germans continue to hang their heads with shame over what they allowed to happen, we can have some assurance that they will not allow it to happen again. By the same token, as long as Americans turn their heads the other way, we have no assurance that our shameful behavior will not continue. I say "Our" in the sense that our government is supposed to be representative of our wishes. If we allow our government to kidnap and torture, we are the torturers. As always, thanks for the kind words!

Anonymous-We will never have proof that our government was involved with 9/11. If there was ever any evidence, it has been destroyed and if there were any witnesses left alive, they have surely been snuffed by now. As far as the US citizenry is concerned, you could show them filmed evidence of complicity, backed up by boxes of documents and they would refuse to believe. They can't handle the truth.