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Torture in America - Business as Usual?

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Bishop Craig

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With the release of the report on CIA torture of prisoners of war - terrorists having been declared prisoners of war by our government under King George II of America - we are faced with the truth that our immediate past President and Vice President were and are war criminals. While there are, as some pundits have pointed out, statutes of limitations on war crimes in American law, there are not in international law. What will we do about this? Will we sit back and say that these things were necessary to protect our freedom? Will those of us claiming to be people of faith and spirituality simply look the other way, substituting our country and national interests for the God of our understanding? Or will we stand up and call for an end to these practices and an end to our government being accessories after the fact by failing to turn Bush, Cheney, et. al. over to International Justice? As people of faith, can we tolerate this behavior on the part of our government?

Time permitting, we will look at the much more pedestrian issue of Time magazine actually considering making NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell its person of the year. Even allowing that Time's person of the year may have influenced the news for better or worse, is this bumbling idiot the kind of person we believe is all that important>

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