Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Torture Report

Goddamn it.
Goddamn it.
Goddamn it.
I hate everybody right now.
I had somehow basically managed to put the goddamn Cheney/Bush administration out of my mind, despite my eight year monomaniacal obsession with it.
And goddamn it, this is like having goddamn flashbacks.


Blogger The Mystic said...

So now we can prosecute Bush for lying, right? RIGHT? I mean, the Daily Show just rolled a clip of him in October 2007 saying unequivocally that "this country does not torture people." The Senate Report says Bush was not informed of the full scope of the torture program until April 2006.

It's too bad Bush didn't authorize torture and then lie about it while getting a blow job, 'cause THEN we'd prosecute the shit out of him.


11:08 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

It just isn't going to happen, and I've never thought that there was any chance of it happening.

12:57 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

It's hard to believe that we actually have Republicans arguing that torture was the right thing to do. Honestly, I think that's the low point in politics for the entirety of my life thus far.

This is perhaps the most obvious political issue of our time where the utter ignorance of Americans really comes into the foreground. As a nation, we have agreed not to torture by treaty, and our Constitution clearly states that such treaties constitute the law of the land.

And through a hodgepodge mixture of apathy, ignorance, and incompetence, Americans are allowing the men who not only ordered said torture but also subsequently lied to the American people about whether or not we torture people to live happily ever after, rich and free of concern beyond 99% of the world's wildest imagination, impoverished only in moral character and their talent for art and literature.

I wonder what it is that a Republican president and his administration could do which would actually prompt prosecution. The list of possibilities is getting pretty short.

1:36 PM  

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