So I’m watching Cheney’s demented, terrifying talking head float from one TV news platform to the next, repeating his defense of torture. And the media grunts are just letting him go on and on as if torture is defensible and anything that he says has merit.
Then, I see other news stories about John Demjanjuk, the 89-year-old alleged former Nazi prison guard, who was dragged out of his house, moaning and in a wheelchair, to be extradited to Germany and prosecuted for 29,000 counts of accessory to murder during Word War II. All this while his family is begging for mercy, saying he’s too sick and frail to be deported.
And I think I’ve just entered the “Twilight Zone” where truth is twisted, endings are macabre and Dr. Strangelove is sitting in his comfy wheelchair grinning like a cat who just ate the canary.
This would wake me up screaming—if I were asleep. But I’m awake while most of America is still sleeping soundly.
~Nancy Logsdon Mandelkorn