Tag Archives: Abu Ghraib

“You’re no Republican at all, based upon what the hell you’ve said here!”: A Marine Caller to Rush Limbaugh’s Program Opposes Torture, and Authoritarian Limbaugh Calls Him NOT A REPUBLICAN

Apparently, support of torture goes with being a Republican these days. A Republican veteran of the Marines tells Rush Limbaugh that Americans shouldn’t torture, and implies that there’s something emotionally wrong with anyone who would be so sick as to advocate torture, and Limbaugh shuts … Continue reading

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Shepherd Smith is My Hero

It’s nice to see someone at Fox News with moral clarity on Bush era torture:

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Mike Allen’s Orwellian Description of Bush Era Torture: “Aggressive interrogation practices critics decried as torture.”

Glenn Greenwald lets loose: Politico’s Mike Allen — in the same article where he granted anonymity to a cowardly “top Bush official” to do nothing other than smear Obama as a friend of Al Qaeda (and marvel at Allen’s pathetic … Continue reading

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TORTURE MEMOS: Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff Reports That a Dick Cheney Loyalist is Lobbying Barack Obama Hard, Trying to Stop Attorney General Eric Holder from Releasing Bush-Cheney Torture Memos

According to Newsweek, John Brennan is doing his very best—-raising “holy hell”—in his efforts to protect Dick Cheney and George Bush. What a great patriot Brennan is, trying to shield the American public from evidence that the previous president and his vice … Continue reading

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“People wanted an administration that was much more ruthless than the one they’d had on September the 10th”: Christopher Hitchens on Bush, Torture, and “Harsh Measures” Populism (Authoritarianism from Below)

This weekend, Christopher Hitchens was asked whether Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes, in particular with regard to authorizing torture in interrogations, to which Hitchens gave a shocking answer. His argument was, essentially, no (unless it was clearly demanded … Continue reading

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When Bush Goes, Will the American Practice of TORTURE Go With Him? Obama Needs to Act Clearly and Decisively on This Issue

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Things Can Be Different

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Responsibility, Participation, and Complicity: The Marquis de Sade’s Clodomir, Herman Melville’s Turkey, and George Bush’s Lindy England

In the Maquis de Sade’s short story, “The Lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a Lady’s Revenge,” there is a particularly unsettling scene in which the aristocratic Lord of the manor, upon discovering that his 26 year-old wife is having an … Continue reading

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