“Imperial Irony” US won’t allow suits for torture but Iraq must pay for Saddam regime’s outrages against human rights…Glenn Greenwald again…

So, to recap:  the U.S. creates a worldwide regime of torture, disappearances and lawless imprisonment.  Then, the Bush administration, the Obama administration, and the American federal judiciary all collaborate to shield the guilty parties from all accountability (Look Forward, Not Backward!), and worse, to ensure that not a single victim can even access American courts to obtain a ruling as to the legality of what was done to them, let alone receive compensation for their suffering, even while recognizing that many of the victims were completely innocent and even though other countries have provided the victims with compensation for their much more minor role in what happened.  Our courts even ensure that Blackwater guards are shielded from prosecution for the cold-blooded murder of Iraqi citizens.

Here is the link where this amazing story is elaborated:  http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/09/11/exceptionalism/index.html

Glenn Greenwald on the unprecedented erosion of our liberties and disregard of constitutional safeguards

Here is an excellent piece on the mis-use of the “fear” and “war” concerns to justify abuse of governmental power as well as the lowering of our standards as a country dedicated to the preservation of individual liberties.