Cruel, Humiliating and Degrading

Wow! There are actually people in the White House who would like to see these kinds of activities officially prohibited via new Defense Department standards.

Imagine that.

According to a story in today's online version of the New York Times,
Advocates of that approach, who include some Defense and State Department officials and senior military lawyers, contend that moving the military's detention policies closer to international law would prevent further abuses and build support overseas for the fight against Islamic extremists...
(Emphasis mine)

Sarcasm aside, this is both rational and commendable. Our country had an overwhelming outpouring of empathy and sympathy from the combined nations of the world right up until Halliburton Inc, er, BushCo, decided to take out their nasty little co-creation in Iraq.

The fact that it hasn't always been this Admin's rule of thumb doesn't mean that it always has to ignore the rule of Law.

Ooops... I guess when it comes to the Chimperor's agenda, I've got to be extra diligent keepin' the sarcasm off.


  1. I read 2 things about poor detention policies/activities involving our country today. One being the hunger strikers in Guantamamo, some of whom are being force fed.

    And reports about secret detention centers for top terror suspects in other countries.

    It all sounds very distatefull, and f'd up.

    The only good news of all this, is its all getting into the news, and maybe something will be done about it.

    On a side note, when I first saw your name as MBains, I thought it said MmmmBrains. Like some sort of zombie thing. Just sayin'

  2. I thought it said MmmmBrains. Like some sort of zombie thing. Just sayin'

    Hmmm... I think it relates to how z'd out I am by our specie's(s') propensity to ignore the causes of their own torture & interdependency, thus inflicting such on other's(s').

    This gradual adaption shit sucks man. Geuss I'm just not sold yet signing my stuff Bains.

    And, just as importantly, some few people in this Admin are talking about what is happening in Public. Can they all be politically silenced like the Plame Wilsons? Isn't that same as the Pyramid Pictures in abu Graib?

    The rest of the NYT story has these changes to the Def Standards nixed by WH concensus. Democracy as it were...

    zombied' out


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