Monday, February 11, 2008


The President Is Always Right

Congratulations, Mister Bush. You just pissed away any moral credibility the United States has.

WASHINGTON -- The White House said Wednesday that the widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that President Bush could authorize the CIA to resume using the simulated-drowning method under extraordinary circumstances.

Yes, so what if it's turned up nothing? So what if the CIA was so concerned of its rightness, they destroyed the video tapes of the proceedings in case they were used as evidence? So what if we considered it an atrocity when the North Vietnamese did it? 9/11 changed everything!

And I love seeing the enablers on both sides of the aisle sputter and try to make things right. You've got Hayden, the CIA director, saying that tens of thousands of soldiers are waterboarded as part of their survival training, failing to connect the dots that they're given such training so that they can learn how to resist torture. And you've got Dianne Feinstein talking about how this is such a black mark on America, when she's the one who pushed Mukasey through without holding his feet to the fire.

And then you've got Bush, smiling away as he says that this waterboarding is different, because now the "new law" has differentiated between the torture that took place at the hands of the North Vietnamese and torture that takes place at the hands of Americans, while Chris Wallace blathers on about "protecting people who want to harm us."

I don't even know what to say anymore, folks.

Let's go to Canada. Right now. You and me. We'll come back the day Barak is sworn in.
As entertaining as the offer sounds, I have a term to finish out. Oh, and the power of the Canadian dollar right now frightens me. It'd be like crossing over into Bizarro World. Only with more toques.
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