Monday, February 21, 2005



On January 9, 2005 the New York Times told us the story of Khaled el-Masri.
Of course the blinded-by-their-love-for-Bush wingnuts ridiculed this story as yet another example of the liberal media gone wild. But lo and behold, it turns out el-Masri was telling the truth. According to Newsweek, el-Masri is just one of many.
So let me get this whole thing straight. We're flying detainees around the world in order to interrogate them. Why not just interrogate them here? What could possibly be the advantage of interrogating them someplace else?

The answer, of course, is torture. We're taking them someplace where they can be tortured away from prying eyes. Someplace where they can be beaten, water-boarded, humiliated, and shocked. All the while, we condemn the insurgents, the dictators, and the terrorists for doing exactly what we're responsible for. Sure, we may not be the ones actually torturing these detainees, but we're facilitating it. We're moving them to the places where it can be done in secret.

Is it any wonder why the majority of the Muslim world sees us as the terrorists? As we stand atop our mountain of moralistic bullshit, we are, in truth, wallowing in it just like the rest of them. We are such bastards.

BTW - New advisorjim post here.

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