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June 28, 2005

Wichita and Baghdad Have More in Common Than I Thought

RJ Eskow from Skippy the Bush Kangaroo makes a fun little comparison.

the "btk killer" has confessed in kansas. "btk" stands for "bind, torture, kill" - three actions also serially performed in the u.s. military gulag (yes, it is a gulag) run by awol and associates.

And since I grew up in Wichita, it's even more fun. I mean fun, if you ignore the meanness and the nastiness that brutal serial killers revel in. I could compare Mr. Scher's Algebra II class to torture, but that would be exaggerating ever so slightly. But what Dennis Rader did and what the U.S. Military is doing to detainees is, without a doubt torture.

But it really is a sad state of affairs, when a brutal killer such as BTK has the balls to stand up and admit what he did and save the courts the hassle of a jury trial (for whatever twisted reasons), but our government still refuses to admit or do anything to stop the brutal nasty things that they are doing in Abu Ghraib and Gitmo.

via Alternate Brain