Saturday, September 25, 2010

Aafia Saddiqui case exposes Obama as the pathetic puppet he is

The case of Aafia Saddiqui beggars belief, yet the evidence that it's true is the condition of her body, and the way she is being treated despite the hell she's been through. This case includes the abduction and imprisonment of her two young children, and the apparent death of her baby.

This case has been going on for years, and although she was conveniently released from Bagram as a complete basket case at the end of the Bush-Cheney crime spree, apparently with some absurd "evidence" intended to profile her as a terrorist planted on her, and soon re-arrested and set up for attempted murder using some ludicrous story. (In the process, she was shot in the abdomen twice, probably to replace the hell of her former incarceration at Bagram. Her wounds reportedly still cause her significant pain.) Now she has been rendered to the US, convicted of these absurd charges and given an absurdly long sentence, especially considering her mental state, caused by being put through hell for years by John Yoo's "technically-not-torturers."

As a result, Pakistanis are up in arms and the "Pakistani Taliban" are threatening revenge on the US, and probably gaining in popularity and in recruits. (I find it most interesting that this provocation should come along just as the ferment in Pakistan is heating up, perhaps with the intent of unleashing chaos and giving the impression that its nukes fell into Taliban hands.) Their government seems to be giving the Pakistani people the runaround regarding Siddiqui, perhaps on orders from the British Empire. Despite their claims to want to help, they still have not signed an agreement which would allow her to be returned (see Pakistan never responded to US efforts for repatriation of Dr. Aafia to Pakistan: Diplomatic Sources). But I'm not sure what to believe.

So where is Mr. Change, Mr. Hope? Admiring his moustache in a mirror? Playing golf? Going over his latest scripts? What this country needs is an actual President, and not a script-reading British puppet.