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today's torture update

Cheney Admits Central Role In Torture For First Time, says the Huffington Post. The only problem is that the LA Times story they're referencing, like so many other stories, refuses to all torture torture, using instead the euphemism "severe interrogation methods." Worse, note this paragraph, written by the LA times:
His comments come on the heels of disclosures by a Senate committee showing that high-level officials in the Bush administration were intimately involved in reviewing and approving interrogation methods that have since been explicitly outlawed and that have been condemned internationally as torture.
WRONG. WRONG, YOU FUCKS. They were already illegal and already defined as torture in both US and international law. Period. Full. fucking. stop. Stop spinning for them and start acting like goddamn journalists instead of PR flacks, you despicable clowns.

In other "lying bullshit" news, watch National Review lie about the bipartisan Senate report showing Mr. Bush and Mr. Rumsfeld directly signed off on illegal torture and tossing of the Geneva Conventions.

Chief Executive Bush has a contemptable "so what?" when it's pointed out that the only reason there's an Al Qaeda presense in Iraq is because of his fucking invasion. Enjoy Sullivan's comment here. Meanwhile, the Iraqi journalist who has shown more moxie than any American news source, the guy who threw his shoes at Mr. Bush during a press conference, reportedly got the shit kicked out of him, and sources say the Americans did it. Later reports say he was indeed beaten, but it was apparently Maliki government thugs, rather than US government thugs. Maybe rendition was involved. Heh.

Oh, and finally, watch the US Army support fundamentalist evangelicals as embedded evangelists in Afghanistan.
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