We are the evil empire. The U.S. military, under color of law with orders flowing from an intentionally engaged President on down, detains people carelessly and with no due process and then senselessly abuses them. Congress, including Colorado Democrats like Ken Salazar and John Salazar have put their stamp of approval on these actions, enacting amnesty for the monsters who carried out this abuse in the Military Commissions Act. Our courts have checked the President a little, but not decisively.
Change cannot come soon enough.