Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"We Don't Torture People"

Back in the day, George W. "Baby Doc" Bush and especially his Dark Dick Overlord, Darth Cheney, went around saying, "we don't torture people."

Even then, most of us intuitively knew that at best it was a finely-parsed claim on a par with "that depends on what the definition of 'is' is": If you don't define "waterboarding" as torture, then you can say you didn't "torture" someone with it. You were using "enhanced interrogation techniques".

Fuck that. Everyone instinctively knew that what the CIA was doing was torture. Even the Bush maladministration knew it and all of the adept Orwellian phrasing in the world was not going to change it.

Now we can all really know the facts. The long-awaited Senate Report on Intelligence has been published, and you can read it in all its gory detail at this download link.

It may be too late to impeach the bastards, but I don't think there's a statute of limitations on war crimes.

Off to The Hague with them. Frog march. Frog march.

And maybe it's not too late to repossess that replacement heart beating away merrily in Cheney's chest. It's a good thing that organ donation is generally done anonymously. If one of my loved ones had given up his heart only for me to find it installed inside Darth Cheney's chest of darkness, I would be pissed.


double nickel said...

It's a nice thought, but I ain't holding my breath. The MSM will bury this story by the weekend. Squirrel!

Farnsworth68 said...

Yeah, I think you're right. We are always just one missing white girl away from total media distraction from what is really going on.

Katy Anders said...

No one is ever going to punished for this. I'm not convinced the policies aren't continuing.

Hell, I'm not convinced we've heard the worst of it! After all, the report is based on the CIA's own docs and memos. Can you imagine the dark stuff they just destroyed?