Monday, January 28, 2008

Real American's don't Torture People

Last week, three members, including the founder, of the Islamic Terrorist front group, Care International Inc, were convicted of fraud and Federal tax evasion.
This really is a milestone, and a positive sign that the fight against these criminals can be successful and LEGAL.
The Justice Department charged three former Care International leaders with making false statements, tax code violations and conspiracy to defraud the government.
"Today's verdict is a milestone in our efforts against those who conceal their support for extremist causes behind the veil of humanitarianism," Kenneth L. Weinstein, assistant attorney general for national security, said in a statement.
Prosecutors presented evidence alleging that the group obtained tax deductible donations to support "mujahadeen" fighters overseas. The Justice Department also detailed meetings between Monla and Afghan warlord Gulbadeen Hekmatyar, who has been designated as a global terrorist by the State Department.
Prosecutors also alleged that the group was an outgrowth and successor to the Al-Kifah Refugee Center, which had been accused of ties to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing These criminals will be serving hard time. Interestingly, none were tortured to secure the convictions. At IsraelAmerica we take the position that terrorism needs to be fought, hard. We also take the position that their needs to be a moral difference between us and those we oppose, a difference more significant than just our religion. America and Israel have always had similar moral views, views based on equality and justice, and fairness. We do not torture people. One can always make the expediency argument, “If we torture people, we can save lives.” Some countries do torture people; they probably save lives and reduce crime by doing so. China executes some drug dealers. Our friends the Saudis, cut off a man’s hands for stealing a loaf of bread. Torture works.
We now realize that Iraq was a major mistake.
It will cost over a trillion dollars, has fueled terrorism, and has been made worse by the blundering of the current administration in Washington.
In Afghanistan, we had the support of the world.
If we sent more troops, NATO sent more troops.
In Iraq we have earned the world, and the Iraqi people’s enmity.
We replaced one dictator with an even more brutal and repressive group of killers.
The Republicans say that it’s fine if the Iraqi war last a hundred years.
Millions of American citizens live in the street, children go hungry and 40 million Americans have no health care, but all that can wait a hundred years to be addressed as long as Blackwater, Haliburton and the wealthiest families in America can profit over warfare.
It’s time for the American Government to be returned to the ideals which made us a great country, a moral country, a country that at one time was a beacon to the world.
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