“They’re living in the tropics. They’re well fed. They’ve got everything they could possibility want,” said Dick Cheney about Gitmo, called America's Gulag by Amnesty International. Why he and Lush Bimbo make Gitmo sound so fabulous that senior citizens who are eating dog food should be begging for admission.
When Dick Durbin said "If I read this to you, and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by the Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings," right wingers went insane.
How could any American use the word Nazi when describing something as American as torture? Most people had to go to the internets and look up Pol Pot but they knew that we couldn't possibly be anything like the Nazi's because we haven't killed 6 million Jews yet. The wingers went insane over Durbin's last comparison comment ... but you see it didn't matter one bit what the FBI man described. Wingers simply do not care about torture because you know the drill, "We were attacked on 9/11 and we can do anything we want now. Fuck you."
"Our men and women in uniform go out of their way to treat detainees humanely, and they go out of their way to uphold the values and the laws that we hold so dear in this country," McClellan said.
Well then who are the people who are "not being all that nice" to the prisoners if they are not our men and women in uniform?
When I read that Congress had nothing better to do than to come up with an amendment that bans flag burning, I got an overwhelming urge to burn a flag. I have never wanted to do that before, but for some reason, now that it will become a crime so serious that they had to make an amendment banning it because nothing else is really very important these days, I just can't seem to get the thought out of my head. I do hope that they will take this all the way and ban all graven images of the stars and stripes because those on the verge of death on 9/11 would have wanted it that way.
Last week bush's brain declared to the NY Conservative Party: that "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
Democrats went nuts this time. They most certainly did not offer therapy. Liberals I know didn't offer therapy either. From what I remember, the US went marching off to Afghanistan by October and I didn't hear Democratic politicians screaming about that. For me, everything Rove said was very telling. He implied that conservatives are hot headed pricks, the Joe Pesci's of 'Goodfellas', who shoot first and think later... maybe. Don't apologize Karl. Your point was well taken.