Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fool me once...

As a President once said, "Fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me... you can't get fooled again."

Now the same President that brought us Michael Brown and Harriet Miers is asking us, in essense, "Trust me." He doesn't use those exact words. In fact, it sounded more like:

"And so, you bet, we'll aggressively pursue them, but we'll do so under the law."

just in case someone didn't understand where he was going with that, he added,

"We do not torture."
Call me crazy, but anyone (President or janitor) who sends his staff to ethics training over the weekend, and then supports his Vice President's plan to create an a la carte torture ban two days later, needs a reality check. And it's not like the world outside the Whitehouse has no reason to believe there has been torture.

I'm not even talking about the silly things the Whitehouse KNOWS we know.
Like Abu Ghraib. (WARNING: these are graphic; potentially not work-safe.)

No, actually I was talking about things like the Gonzalez memo where our current Attorney General outlined how torture might be OK because the Geneva Convention doesn't really apply to what the U.S. is doing. Because a memo is a lot less cut-and-dried about torture than, say, pictures. Pictures depicting people in states that the U.S. court system would describe as "cruel and unusual."

Then there's the Red Cross. You know who I'm talking about. That bunch of commie-pinkos formerly headed by NRSC Chairwoman, wife of former Presidential Candidate Bob Dole, and North Carolina's junior Republican Senator, Elizabeth Dole. The one's who go around collecting blood donations, and setting up aid stations in disaster areas.

Yeah, that bunch of bleeding hearts (backed by the EU's Stalinist regime) is saying that it suspects the U.S. to have secret prisons in Eastern Europe, Afghanistan, and Thailand.

So really, why not trust him? Because clearly we're not torturing anyone.

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