the Rule of Law in the U.S. (US)
The New York Times I get late from our downstairs landlord
tells me the 6000 page copies of the Senate report on the C.I.A.
black site international program of “enhanced interrogation”/ torture
which were sent to the government agencies involved (C.I.A. Pentagon, State Dept.
etc.) have been kept in locked safes (by order of the Senate Committee Chairman
who took over when the Repugs gained control of the Senate) so that no one
will be able to actually learn anything from them and this with continued efforts
to keep Guantanomo forever a secret fortress of boundless detention
recently revisited when the president (Obama) signed off on another
defense funding bill that forbids the use of any funds to close it,
shows that the cover up in plain sight that began with the
revelations of systematic torture at Abu Ghraib
still continues to the present — 12 years now.
Ho, ho, ho …. Oh, oh, oh …. owwwwwhhh ….
James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He is a member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992. Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop, which his Labyrinth titled poems are based on. His work appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.