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February 16, 2006

The White House and Blatant In-Your-Face Lies

Ok, Ok, listen. Here's a good one. Are you sitting down? Swallow your milk or soda so you don't spit it out on your keyboard. Get the tissues handy because, depending on your present disposition, this will either make you laugh or cry.

The 53-nation U.N. Human Rights Commission delivers a report today citing boatloads of human rights abuses of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison at the hands of their American captors. However the United States, which is a member of the commission, has criticized the body itself for including members with poor human rights records. Hoo-hoo!

Ok, Ok, one more. Keep sitting down. Keep those tissues handy. It gets better.

When queried about this U.N. report, White House Spokesmonkey Scott McClellan has this to say:

McClellan dismissed the report as a "rehash" of allegations previously
made by lawyers for some detainees and said the military treats all
prisoners humanely.

However, just yesterday a whole bunch of new photographs, videos and supporting documents were released depicting prisoners being treated inhumanely. (Most of this stuff is mind-bogglingly disturbing and not the slightest bit safe for work)

Really, you can't make this stuff up.

But seriously folks, these are real people, with real injuries and your tax dollars are supporting this very real nightmare.


  • At February 16, 2006, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Pretty tragic shit. But I had to laugh that it took two years for those pictures to show up. And where? In Australia! Did somebody put them in a bottle and throw them in the ocean, do you think, and two years later they washed up on a beach in Melbourne? The Shit House is now spinning this as 'old news'. Gosh! Why is that, I wonder? Could it be cuz you've been hidin' 'em under yer ass for two years? Shitheads...

  • At February 17, 2006, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    Someone should set this photo montage to music...maybe "Proud to be an American"?

  • At February 17, 2006, Blogger cookie christine said…

    Or maybe "Let the Eagle Soar."

    or both. There are a lot of photos. Certainly enough for at least two songs.


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