Friday, October 27, 2006

The No-Brainer

So who the fuck is Scott Hennen? He's got a mini-watt AM morning show in tiny Fargo, ND (where I am sure he is no competition for Fargo's liberal mouthpiece, Big Eddie Schultz), with the uncanny ability to get some big-name rethugs on his show. Probably because he's such a sycophantic rightwing suckass.

So I guess it's not all that unusual for someone like Crashcart Cheney to appear on Hennen's show. But when Cheney said that water torture was a "no brainer", it suddenly became international news.

So what does the White House do? It says Cheney didn't say it. And, sure enough, he didn't actually use the terms "water torture" or "waterboarding" -- instead he and Hennen were talking about a little "dunk in water". Now there's the classic distinction without a difference.

Read the official transcript and see for yourself whether he's advocating torture or advocating a gentle and humane interrogation technique designed to facilitate further dialogue.

What I'd like to see is Cheney being gently and humanely interrogated using a little "dunk in water" as a technique to facilitate some dialogue. Then I think we'd see our Vice-President-for-Torture singing a different tune.


Omnipotent Poobah said...

His wife was on CNN yapping about hw unfair everyone was being to the Big Dick.

Boo frickin' hoo Lynne, I'm not moved.

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DrainBamage said...

Hehe... No he was not talking about simulating drowning... That would be immoral he was talking about drowning people.

Water boarding is simulating "a dunk" not actually dunking them...

So it is much worse? Better? OK? Maybe we should just avoid torture so we aren't confused about which types are good and which types are bad?

Gimme a fucking break!
Just say NO!