Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Whole Lot of Water-Boarding Going On

So it goes like this--of course BushCo is all for torture, since that's what they've done to Iraq, to the U.S. Constitution, to reality itself. What a surprise that it's Dick Cheney who finally admits that there's water-boarding going on; after all he has no problem spraying a friend's face with birdshot, so what's a little H20 on someone darker and foreign. Cheney and Bush won't even listen to the first two subjects in the next sentence, as they are noted commie-pinko-liberals:

The U.S. Army, senior Republican lawmakers, human rights experts and many experts on the laws of war, however, consider water-boarding cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment that's banned by U.S. law and by international treaties that prohibit torture. Some intelligence professionals argue that it often provides false or misleading information because many subjects will tell their interrogators what they think they want to hear to make the water-boarding stop.

That's so like everything they've done. Methods don't matter. Results don't really matter either--just ask those watching the Taliban sweep back into power in Afghanistan or those still waiting for recovery in New Orleans--but the impression of results do. Just say what we want to hear.

Those of us still living in reality have to make sure we say something very different November 7.


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