The Fifth Horseman: On Turdblossom And Torture

Saturday, September 24, 2005


On Turdblossom And Torture

Remember a little while ago when I talked about Karl Rove taking the reins of reconstruction? Remember when I told you that the main purpose of reconstruction was not to save lives and rebuild but to salvage Dubya's image?

Well, I hate to say I told you so...but I did tell you. And I was right. Turdblossom is at it again, engineering the Chickenhawk Brigade's response to Hurricane Rita.

Exhibit A: This Story

From the New York Times:
President Bush was supposed to land [in Texas] on Friday afternoon on the first stop of a tour intended to make clear that he was personally overseeing the federal government's preparations for Hurricane Rita's landfall. But the weather did not cooperate.

It was too sunny.

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Apparently, Turdblossom doesn't think that images of Dubya smiling in the sunshine are dashing enough. So, instead, we'll have him hide in a bunker in Colorado.

It is truly amazing how much work these guys put into Dubya's image. I wonder what kind of shape this country would be in if they put that same amount of thought and care into actually running this nation and protecting its people...

In other news, I bring you this: Bush Has Started Drinking Again. I know, it's a low blow. Yellow Journalism, and what not. But I couldn't resist.

In still other disaster-related news, I bring you a story from The Iraqi Quagmire. Thanks to three whistleblowers, new information has been revealed as to the extent of torture and abuse of Iraqis at the hands of American troops.

That's right, we are now torturing, Gestapo-style, prisoners for information. From the New York Times:
"They wanted intel," said the sergeant, an infantry fire-team leader who served as a guard when no military police soldiers were available. "As long as no PUC's [persons under control] came up dead, it happened." He added, "We kept it to broken arms and legs."

Despicable. This makes me feel sick. And you know what the worst part is?

Most of the people responsible for the torture will never be held accountable for their actions. Of course, the grunts on the ground will be given slaps of the wrist...but what about their superiors who are responsible for creating an environment that encourages torture? Like the Generals? Or Rumsfield? Or Dubya himself?

Just like with Abu Gharaib torture case, they will all get off scotch free.

Now, where is the justice in that?

Turd-blossom is like the nursery rhyme. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the king's
horses and all the king's men, Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.

Torture is always wrong, we should always denounce torture equally, to the beheadings by Al Qaeda, and the tens of thousands of political prisoners torture and the summary executions in prison camps in North Korea, according to the testimony of quakers missionaries.

Q. Now, where is the justice?
A. Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Well said.

My Political Philosophy teacher would approve.
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