Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Torture Nation Continues

The atrocities at abu Ghraib were not the result of a few "rouge elements" or "bad apples." They were the direct result of policies that were handed down from the office of Vice President Richard Cheney.

Some folks had a clue that this was not going to turn out well:

"This looks like the kinds of stuff Congressional hearings are made of," Mark Fallon, deputy commander of the Criminal Investigation Task Force at Guantanamo, wrote in an Oct. 28, 2002 e-mail. "Someone needs to be considering how history will look back at this.”

I think we know enough to guess how history will look back on this and the most gentle word is: "Unkindly."

And, just like the Germans did in World War II, the Administration sought to hide evidence of torture and war crimes from the Red Cross.

Look for most of the GOP to line up and support Bush instead of supporting nebulous concepts such as "the rule of law" and "the Constitution," though.

The GOP had better keep this in mind:

In the United States, the oath is sworn to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." It was in Nazi Germany that the oath was taken to give unswerving loyalty to the Fuhrer.

The GOP had better refresh itself as to which country they are living in. Their unbendling loyalty to the Tsar of the Baboons will not go down well in the pages of history.

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