Lying Media Bastards

October 10, 2005

Mom, Apple Pie, and Pain Compliance

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Last week, the US Senate voted 90-9 to define what sort of behaviors are and are not acceptable regarding US soldiers and their captives. This is of course, aimed at ending the reported abuse and torture that has gone on in places like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay.

While all of the opponents were Republicans, a huge number did cross the aisle to vote in favor of it.

Which brings us to two bits of insanity. First, George W. Bush has never vetoed a bill*. Which means that he would use the first veto of his entire administration to support torture.

Secondly, this bill is actually an attached ammendment to a $440 billion defense spending bill needed for the Iraq war. Which would reportedly “leave America’s armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan short of cash as early as the middle of next month”.

Apparently, Bush is so in thrall with the right to torture that he’d endanger his beloved Iraq war.

What the hell is wrong with this guy?

*which technically would make a third bit of insanity mentioned in this post.

Posted by Jake on October 10, 2005 8:50 am

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