Saturday, September 16, 2006

bush still pushing for torture

De facto President Bush has taken the offensive against his political opponents who do not want to make torture (whatever Bush calls it, that's what he means) legal -- those well-known radical Commie-pinko-terrorist-sympathizing-child-molesting REPUBLICANS, John McCain, John Warner, Lindsey Graham, and now Susan Collins.

But the threat to stop the CIA's interrogation program is empty. Frankly, I don't expect the torture to stop before January 2009 even if the Senate version of this bill passes, because this Administration will still interpret it creatively in its own way. "Organ failure" is a pretty damn high standard for torture. So if I held lit cigarettes against your chest and smashed your knees with a baseball bat, it would hurt like hell, but presumably NOT as bad as "organ failure," so that would not count as torture.

All this being done in the name of Americans and civilization.


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