What matters most to the Democratic Party: the protection of human rights and the rule of law, or the preservation of power for power's sake? American is about to find out.
It turns out that as a Democratic Party leader during the Bush years, Nancy Pelosi knew about the torture of U.S. indefinite detainees... and she did nothing to stop it. Worse, she prevented investigations in order to protect her own tainted power.
Torture is not an acceptable policy to be pursued or protected by any party. If Speaker Pelosi really cared about government torture, she would have ordered an investigation of Bush torture practices by now, no matter the personal risk to her reputation. Pelosi herself has known that her personal interests stand in conflict with the pursuit of the truth; the right thing for some time has been for Nancy Pelosi to resign. It is disappointing, but not surprising, that Nancy Pelosi just won't do it.
Given Speaker Pelosi's inaction in the face of the government gullag, what will you do? Not the Democratic leadership, not MoveOn.org. You. You need to ask yourself whether you, like Pelosi, will allow yourself to be complicit in the crimes of the Bush White House. You can act, and you plus another you plus another you makes something pretty powerful: a We. Pelosi won't leave on her own, so We The People have to stand up and say out loud: "Nancy Pelosi, it is time for you to resign as Speaker of the House!"
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