Yesterday there were three pieces of news from Stateside that in turn depressed, inspired and disgusted (and no, they do not relate to Wall St):
- A prosecuter for the military at Guantanamo Bay resigned saying there was no way a fair trial was going to be able to take place for the prisoner he was prosecuting as the defence were not being allowed access to the information they needed. Note it was the military prosecuter who was resigning, the guy paid by George W Bush, not the defence lawyer of the prisoner.
- A group called Veterans for Peace unravelled a huge banner in Washington DC calling for Bush and Cheney to be arrested for war crimes, and one of them gave an inspiring and truthful account of why the US Constitution is in such danger.
- US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice after having for years denied being present during any discussions about the use of torture by the CIA and military admitted to a Senate investigation that she and all the key players in the White House had been having these discussions all along. If you have followed any of this story you knew this already, the disgust is for the constant lies.