Thursday, June 19, 2008

Your Tax Dollars (and Mine) at Work

Our Glorious Wartime President has already said it, more than once: "We do not torture." So what's up with these doctors? Didn't they get the memo?
The first extensive medical examinations of former detainees in U.S. military jails offer corroboration for prisoners' claims of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their American captors, a Boston-based human rights group said in a report released yesterday.

The assessments of 11 men formerly held in U.S. detention camps overseas revealed scars and other injuries consistent with their accounts of beatings, electric shocks, shackling and, in at least one case, sodomy, according to the report by Physicians for Human Rights. Most also had symptoms of long-term psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder, the group said.
Well, you know, it's important to keep these things in perspective. Only one out of eleven had actually been sodomized -- we think. And, you know (wink, wink!), he probably really liked it, the swarthy little devil.

Welcome to the New America.


Robert Rouse said...

Don't forget that these are the words of the man who told us al Qaeda was in cahoots with Saddam. That Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That Brownie was doing a "heckuva job". That ... well, you get the idea.

itsmecissy said...

"... Any activity we conduct is within the law." (the "decider")

THAT'S IT - it's just a matter of perception.

Whew, and I thought we were doing something wrong!!!!