Monday, November 07, 2005


This is beyond my comprehension. George Bush has come out and told the world that the US does not torture.

If we don't torture (all Abu Ghraib incidents aside) why are Dick Cheney and Porter Goss out doing their best to make sure they're still allowed to at least as far as the CIA is concerned?

Either this is a case of "the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing" or Bush is balls out lying. Either way, something needs to give. Bush can't have it both ways, he can't come out and say something like this and then turn around and veto that spending bill. If the US doesn't torture people we need to hold the US to that standard. And accountability needs to go all the way up the chain of command.

The thing that gets me is that these articles came out on the same day. George Bush tells the people of the World, "We don't torture." Then the post runs an article where Cheney is holding meetings and doing as best he can to allow torture to be used.

It seems as though maybe Karl Rove is too preoccupied with keeping his own fat out of the fryer to save these two from idiotic political missteps like this one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's Shrub's convoluted logic, the result of years and years of intellectual sparring (not).

He says "any action we take in this War on Terror is justified."

Torture includes various actions.

Ergo, those actions are justified.

Ipso facto, we don't do torture.