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June 4, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: It's a question of justice that should be asked

It’s a question of justice that should be asked

The statue of Lady Justice stands tall as an emblem of American jurisprudence. She holds balanced scales in one hand, a sword in the other, and sometimes portrayed wearing a blindfold: all symbols of her equity. But like other egalitarian ideals she has been defiled.

Two years after the deadly attack on our embassy in Benghazi, we’ve decided to investigate. If someone lied, or ignored pertinent intelligence they should be held responsible, and, ultimately, the chief executive of any organization is accountable for decisions made. It will be a show trial for the cameras on the eve of congressional elections, and an opportunity to disgrace a potential presidential candidate. The sword of justice will remain in its sheath.

Bankers knowingly traded and profited in toxic assets, and sent the world economy into a tailspin that cost millions of honest investors their homes, their jobs, their savings. It was no less a crime than the masked gunman robbing the neighborhood convenience store. Instead of prosecution, the robbers were rewarded for their theft.

General Motors paid $35 million in fines for neglecting a faulty part that inadvertently caused death. Lawsuits will inevitably follow, but the millions in restitution will be recovered in a heartbeat of time. No one will ever face a conviction for manslaughter.

We were led convincingly into a war with Iraq, but all that threatening evidence became an illusion. When justification could not be found, we simply changed the mission to the glorious bestowing of democracy upon a people who couldn’t even define the word. The present sectarian violence there is more of a threat than Saddam Hussein ever was. The lives of more than 4,000 young, dedicated soldiers were sacrificed, and the question of justice has never been raised.

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