Sunday, March 06, 2005

"Accountability Program"

Well, in case there was any doubt, Bush is a war criminal. It appears that the White House itself signed the papers allowing the CIA to begin rendering. The argument goes that the reason they have to render is because keeping prisoners in the US is too "costly." I think we can all agree that's just a little silly, when you're flying the innocent brown men over to Syria in a secretly-registered private jet equipped with hot tub and dominatrixes. Porter Goss, the man who didn't realize just how gosh-darn hard his job was going to be, explains that:

"We have a responsibility of trying to ensure that they are properly treated, and we try and do the best we can to guarantee that . . . . but of course once they're out of our control, there's only so much we can do. But we do have an accountability program for those situations."


That is an interesting moral claim: We try to ensure good treatment. Of course, if we send some guys to be tortured then it's obviously hard to prevent them from being tortured.

Let's just say it's a good thing they've got an "accountability program."

I've got an idea for an accountability program -- why doesn't the Hague set up an annex in Texas and start executing some fucking fascists.

Oh Jeremy. Stop using "fascists" all the time. It's a little vulgar.

Sorry. I just wish our government's preferred form of information extraction/punishment for brown folk weren't anal rape by foreign object. This feels like the Giuliani years all over again. And the Repubs say they hate New York! Ha! Our law-enforcement officers were way ahead of the curve on this rectal violence business.

Peace.

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