Two recent opinions in The Tribune were unbelievable enough to elicit disbelief.
First was Jerome Kapacinskas’ Jan. 6 letter, “Cheney’s Courage,” in which he claimed “most American people are not too concerned about the method of interrogation” against terrorists like ISIS or the Taliban. He extolled Cheney’s “heroic” use of torture. Nevermind that torture under the Bush/Cheney administration:
1. Violated U.S. and international values, laws and standards.
2. Compromised our moral leadership.
3. Had immeasurable bad consequences for U.S. national security and global standing.
4. Diminished support from allies.
5. Subjected our troops to similar inhuman treatment in captivity.
6. Produced ineffective, unreliable information.
I can’t believe Mr. Kapacinskas speaks for “most Americans” when he condones torture.
The second unbelievable statement was made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Jan. 8, “McConnell: GOP deserves credit for economy”).
McConnell attributed the economic uptick not to any of the president’s actions, but to “the expectations of a new Republican Congress.”
Sorry, Mitch, we haven’t forgotten that you said Obamacare would hurt the economy, that criticizing Wall Street and bankers’ misdeeds would hold the economy back, that you’ve been preaching gloom and doom for the economy since Obama took office.
Nice try, Mitch. I can’t believe you said that!