Thursday, June 02, 2005

One American Life

"The New York Times had already primed the pump, running more than 50front-page stories on the abuses at Abu Ghraib. Then came reports from theInternational Red Cross that more abuse was happening at Guantanamo. TheAmerican Civil Liberties Union was already challenging detentions there andso a strategy was sealed: the Bush administration was full of torturers andhuman rights violators. It was ruining America's reputation throughout theworld. Bush was a villain....
"Now the torture theme has new momentum. A liberal federal judge in New YorkCity has ruled the Defense Department must release more photos and videos of AbuGhraib to the ACLU. Of course, that will incite even more hatred against the USAand put our soldiers in more danger but, hey, politics comes before protectingthe troops. The anti-Bush people want those pictures almost as badly as AlJazeera wants them. Another nail in the President's coffin is more importantthan bodies in real coffins. " --