Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A quiz, and some observations

Software developer or serial killer? They look pretty similar, so I only got 5 out of 10. Cut from the same cloth, I guess.

But on the way to work today I caught the soundbite of the president telling us "We Do Not Torture."

Now, I understand how some of the subtleties of foreign policy or domestic economic practices may be lost on a vast and apathetic middle American populace. But come on. While your president is up there telling us "We Do Not Torture," the Vice President is working to make it legal for us to do just that.

This is not difficult to understand. This is lying. This is wrong. This is against everything America ever pretended to stand for in the world, against every ideal and principal that the country was ever supposed to represent.

But maybe I'm wrong in assuming that the people don't understand. Perhaps it would be more accurate to assume that they just don't give a crap.


  1. Bush: "We do not torture."

    Cheney: "But we'd really, really like to."

    And people said John Kerry's position on abortion was nuanced!

  2. Hey! This will fix things: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Bush.html



  3. Bush established that he thought it was appropriate to lie as a democratically elected leader very early in his presidency (SOTU addresses packed with lies). It comes as little surprise to me that he continues to do so.

    Though I agree completely that it is inimical to democracy.

  4. With the kind of people who support this treasonous SOB, do you really think they're going to let something as petty as direct and overt lying that costs us $200 billion and 2100 lives stop them? I mean, Dubya's a Christian! That's all that matters!

  5. That one who was a computer programmer and also a serial killer was a sneaky addition...