Friday, October 12, 2007

I read the news today ... ohhhh, boy.

Artist's conception of Gonzo & attorney

Gonzales Lawyers Up with Sideshow George Terwilliger.
Rice Says Iran 'Lying' About Nukes
"There is an Iranian history of obfuscation and, indeed, lying to the IAEA," she said, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Golly, that would strike terror into my heart ... except for the fact that the IAEA has credibility and Rice has lied about this exact issue before.
Six-Figure Bonuses Retain US Commandos

The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries.
1,200 of the military's most specialized personnel near or already eligible for retirement have opted for payments of up to $150,000 in return for staying in uniform several more years.
Wow, how bad is it when only 1,200 think $150,000 is worth re-upping!?
U.S. says 15 civilians, including 9 children, killed in raid in Iraq

The statement says ground forces secured the area and determined "15 terrorists, six women and nine children were killed."
Is it just me or does anyone else think killing 15 innocent women and children for 15 alleged terrorists is too high a price to pay?
ACLU Tries to Prevent Deportee Druggings

LOS ANGELES - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion to stop immigration authorities forcibly drugging deportees as they are put on commercial flights back to their home countries.

The motion, filed Tuesday in federal court, comes after an immigration official testified in the Senate last month that 50 immigrants over a seven-month period were forced to take psychotropic drugs. Many of them had no psychiatric diagnosis.
I guess the War on Brown People trumps the War on Drugs.
Jimmy Carter: US Tortures Prisoners

WASHINGTON - The U.S. tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday, adding that President Bush makes up his own definition of torture.

“Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned the basic principle of human rights,” Carter said on CNN. “We’ve said that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to those people in Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo, and we’ve said we can torture prisoners and deprive them of an accusation of a crime.”

Bush, responding to an Oct. 4 report by The New York Times on secret Justice Department memorandums supporting the use of “harsh interrogation techniques,” defended the techniques Friday by proclaiming: “This government does not torture people.”

Carter said the interrogation methods cited by the Times, including “head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures,” constitute torture “if you use the international norms of torture as has always been honored - certainly in the last 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated.

“But you can make your own definition of human rights and say we don’t violate them, and you can make your own definition of torture and say we don’t violate them
,” Carter said.
Actually Mr. President, it's simpler than that. Whenever Bush says something you can bet the opposite is true.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak