"The exhaust pipe on my car was shooting flames out if it Wednesday, Thursday and today, and I'm afraid it will tomorrow, too!"
"Don't you think you should get that checked out?"
"No, I'll just wait until it blows up."
Democratic lawmakers assailed the Justice Department yesterday for issuing secret memos that authorized harsh CIA interrogation techniques, demanding that the Bush administration turn over the documents. But officials refused and said the tactics did not violate anti-torture laws.Idiots. Time is precious and cannot be foolishly wasted telling everyone when there are
One opinion issued by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in May 2005 authorized a combination of painful physical and psychological interrogation tactics, including head slapping, frigid temperatures and simulated drowning, according to current and former officials familiar with the issue.Boys will be boys. But should Bush and Co. be worried? Messrs. Eggen and Abramowitz claim that the memos
create an unwelcome complication for the Bush administration as it tries to win confirmation of former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey as the next attorney general.If I were a member of the Bush administration, I wouldn't sweat it. Paddy is on the case and he
vowed to question Mukasey closely about his views on interrogation policies during confirmation hearings this month."Mr. Mukasey, do you think we should torture suspects in custody?"
"I can't answer that because potential suspects might learn how to combat specific techniques."
"But I'm not asking for specifics, merely your view on whether we should or should not torture."
"I can't answer that because then you might not vote for me."
"Your honesty is refreshing, Mr. Mukasey. I think we're done. I'm starving. Anyone up for some Chinese?"
And let's be realistic for a moment. As Francis Fragging Townsend said
If Americans are killed because we failed to do the hard things, the American people would have the absolute right to ask us why.Damn straight. Ain't nothin' more 'murrikan than combating barbarity with barbarity.
"Yeah. I don't think you'll be getting that memo."
You ungrateful bastards update:
Bush, speaking emphatically, noted that "highly trained professionals" conduct any questioning. "And by the way," he said, "we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you."