Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The End Justifies the Means: Cheney's 'Dark Side' Is Showing

Cheney's 'Dark Side' Is Showing:
"That's the world these folks operate in, and so it's going to be vital for us to use any means at our disposal, basically, to achieve our objective.'"
If you want to know in a nutshell what is the problem with Amercian ideological discourse, it springs from a simple ethical blunder swallowed by almost every side, a pragmatic belief that the end justifies the means.

Torture becomes palatable when seen in light of the 'greater good' of 'democracy and freedom'. But, wait a minute, was not 'democracy and freedom' designed to avoid uncivilized practices like torture in the first place? What is democracy and freedom without justice for all?

Now we have a Vice, which openly articulates what everyone knows; that in order to achieve their 'objectives' the Americans have been willing to overide any moral boundary, including geneva conventions and international agreements concerning wars of aggression, while keeping the ordinary American uninformed about the truth.

We are under a government which justifies and practices evil. It is not guided by virtue, the rule of law, justice and truth but uses its power to serve the interest of an wealthy elite at any cost.

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