Why does the Truth need an apology?

So, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, states the obvious truth, in equating our treatment of prisioners at Guantanamo to the acts of Nazi's an Commies, yet needs to apologize for it.



In a June 14 speech on the Senate floor, Senator Durbin read from an FBI agent's account of prisoner condition at Guantanamo Bay. The Agent described prisonsers being shackled to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures for up to 24 hours at a stretch.



Prisoners in those conditions sometimes urinated or defecated on themselves, the agent reported.



"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings," Senator Durbin stated.



The Bush administration continues to claim that prisoners are being treated in accord with the Geneva Conventions. I guess the agent must be lying?



I don't know what is more disturbing, that the Administration continues to claim what is obviously not true, or that Senator Durbin caved in to pressure and apologized for telling the truth. Add a comment

Ah, Loyalty, thy name is . . . soiled

Well, true to form, we find Rumsfeld, etal, rewarding their stiff armed, goosestepping minions.



Seems the Pentagon, with the blessing, if not direction of, Rumsfeld are planning to promote those senior officers who where in charge of the infamous torture camps.



Sure, they were "cleared" by military investigations. Yep, sure were.



"Oh, Mr. Fox, did you eat those chickens"? "Oh, no, Mr. Wolf, I did not." "But what about those feathers all around you, and the blood on your mouth, Mr. Fox?".



"Oh,the feathers are from the weasels chasing the chickens, just for fun, you understand, like high spirits. And the blood, oh, the blood. Oh, yes, one of the chickens fell and hurt themselves and I kindly helped him by ending his suffering. "



"Oh, well then, Mr. Fox, you are free to go. Well done!"



See? All better!



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Iranian Election, "look deep into my eyes"

I find the outraged comments from the Bush administration and it's defacto propaganda arms (the US "liberal media"), regarding how "undemocratic" the Iranian election seems to be, how does that old saying go???? "A bit like the Pot calling the Kettle 'black'".



Pump your own Septic tank first. (Unplug your own toilet first, for you City Folks).



Florida? Ohio? Long lines? "Electronic" Ballots? "Rigged" selections of candidates and "electors"? I say "rigged" in the sense that no one, not already rich or powerful, can ever hope to gain a meaningfull position in either the Democratic or Republican party.



"Party"? Yep, that's the word. It describes their activities well. A party for them. The cleanup, of whatever mess they make? Well, that's up to us.



Even if a "Mr. Smith" type might get elected, you can be sure the "puppet masters" have a firm grip on tender parts of his anatomy. Add a comment

The Revolving Door, redux

SFA. Simply F'ing amazing.



It was reported today that Exxon/Mobile, champions of the environment and at the fore front of global warming research (NOT!!!), hired

(drum roll) . . . wait for it . . . (continued drum roll)

None Other Than . . .

(former) Bush Aide . . .

(former) Chief of Staff of Bush's environmental policy council . . .

A man who brooks no scientific interferrence with his opinions. . .



Philip A. Cooney!!!!!



Yep. The same one who, without a bit of science background, or a bit of evidence on his side, managed, nonetheless, to edit "scientific" reports for the White House, to cast doubt on the roots of global warming.



It certainly warms my globes, to see such loyalty to a cause rewarded by those who profit from such dissembling.



We can only guess how much of their advertising campaign, to convince us of their dedication to the environment, means more that old used oats. Only been thru the horse once, as they say.



Time to cut up your Exxon/Mobile card and send it to them, with an explanatory letter. They might begin to get the picture.

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