Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Following in Dear Leader's Footsteps
The McCain campaign quickly moved to quell the controversy over cabbage slaw. “Apparently a web intern added Rachael Ray to our policy team without her knowing it,” McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds told CNN Tuesday morning. “He was swiftly dealt with and the page is down for revision. Our apologies to Food Network …but according to our press assistant the passion fruit mousse is really worth trying.”When you get caught doing something wrong, throw some poor shmuck under the bus. Worked for W.
You can't handle the truth!
It's disappointing to hear now, two years after the fact, that the president was knowingly bull----ing us the whole time. And that he justified such dishonesty in the name of supporting the troops and protecting their morale. That's an insult to America's men and women in uniform (and their families), who deserve to be told the truth by their political leaders about what's going on. It's also an insult to us, as voters, who deserve the truth so we can make the right decisions in the voting booth.The utter contempt with which the cretin-in-chief holds the American public, and the U.S. Military is breathtaking.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
The Green Light
Read the whole article, but here's a taste:
The abuse, rising to the level of torture, of those captured and detained in the war on terror is a defining feature of the presidency of George W. Bush. Its military beginnings, however, lie not in Abu Ghraib, as is commonly thought, or in the “rendition” of prisoners to other countries for questioning, but in the treatment of the very first prisoners at Guantánamo. Starting in late 2002 a detainee bearing the number 063 was tortured over a period of more than seven weeks. In his story lies the answer to a crucial question: How was the decision made to let the U.S. military start using coercive interrogations at Guantánamo?Seems to be a consistent pattern for the Bush crime family... grant yourself retro-active immunity for committing crimes... in this case, war crimes.
As the consequences of Hamdan sank in, the instinct for self-preservation asserted itself. The lawyers got busy. Within four months President Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act. This created a new legal defense against lawsuits for misconduct arising from the “detention and interrogation of aliens” between September 11, 2001, and December 30, 2005. That covered the interrogation of al-Qahtani, and no doubt much else. Signing the bill on October 17, 2006, President Bush explained that it provided “legal protections that ensure our military and intelligence personnel will not have to fear lawsuits filed by terrorists simply for doing their jobs.”
In a word, the interrogators and their superiors were granted immunity from prosecution. Some of the lawyers who contributed to this legislation were immunizing themselves. The hitch, and it is a big one, is that the immunity is good only within the borders of the United States.
What sickens me the most is that when the blind eye of justice is turned towards the dark recesses of the Bush administration's acts, they scramble and blame the little guy. All the blather about "supporting the troops" is just that, blather. When the shit hits the fan, they throw the troops under the bus.
Can we impeach the war criminals, now?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Will raid for food
Bob Sutor has posted a funny.