I just can’t believe the CIA has had secret prisons! Please. What does surprise me are the number of people who think the government is 100% honest with the citizens of the US. You can bet your patooty there are more secrets than disclosures in the government and, in some respects, that’s a good thing. I really don’t want to know everything. And I don’t think I have to know everything. I also don’t think I have to approve of every single move the president makes because, quite frankly, I’m sure he has a lot more information than we’re privy to and trying to play armchair quarterback with a lack of information just isn’t…. prudent. 😮
Anyway… I used to have total faith in the government, blindly went along for the ride thinking everything was on the up and up – until I worked at the VA Medical Center. Granted the things I saw going on and not going on really didn’t have much to do with national security, but they had a lot to do with the way the government treated the people, especially the vets. I lost a lof of respect for the government in general then. Don’t get me wrong, I still think that living in a democratic society is the best way to live, I’d much rather live this way than be under the rule of a dictator, or monarchy, but I’m not so naive anymore to think that everything the government does is in the best interest of the people.
As a side note, I don’t care where they keep political prisoners. Especially the people behind 9/11. I think death is too good for them.