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June 23, 2005
Iraq, Torture, etc.

Stephen Pizzo is right.* I meant to mention this yesterday. Senator Durbin should not have apologized. The regime that made it possible to compare the USofA to Nazis and the Khmer Rouge should be apologizing.

I'm just saying. I wonder if the men who were beaten to death are grateful they were murdered by Americans instead of Soviets? You think it made a difference to them?

There isn't going to be any investigation into us torturing people because the Bush Administration knows good and well what's going on and they approve. We're going to need a lot more public outcry to get those members of Congress who still have consciences to move.

To the Bush Administration, I say, stop stalling and let the U.N. come and look if you're so convinced what you're doing is acceptable. And do it now, not in another month or two when you've had time to clean everything up.

Two from Cursor:

"Al-Qaida in Iraq" has reportedly "formed a unit of potential suicide attackers who are exclusively Iraqis, an apparent bid to deflect criticismthat most suicide bombers in Iraq are foreigners."

Makes it sound like terrorists worry about their PR.

In Houston, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay compared the "constant barrage" of bad news from Iraq to "all this reporting" in the local press about "violence, murders, robberies, deaths on the highways," adding that "if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody'd go to Houston."

Has anyone told DeLay that no on in their right mind wants to go to Houston?

Also, has anyone told DeLay that it's unpatriotic, un-American, and giving aid to terrorists to compare Houston to Iraq and that he's denigrating the noble sacrifices of all of those people murdered or victimized by criminals in Houston by comparing them to the victims of war?


* He's wrong about the way we treat prisoners, though. We execute people. We've been known to do a bit of experimenting on prisoners and certainly some of them get raped. But those are more in our 0wn prison system than with prisoners of war.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:53 PM