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Just Like The Backstroke ... With A Rag Shoved In Your Mouth

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 12:01 AM

The misleading and ethically corrupt 'debate' about whether waterboarding qualifies as torture continues, this time with Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) noting that it all depends on how it's done.

"It's like swimming, freestyle, backstroke. The waterboarding could be used almost to define some of the techniques that our trainees are put through, but that's beside the point. It's not being used," Bond said on PBS' News Hour.

Okay, if it's not being used, then there's no reason to be cute about whether it's torture or not, right? Because according to the current Army guidelines, it is. And according to current federal law, such techniques are forbidden us for that very reason.

Oh, but we supposedly got credible intelligence from Abu Zippity-doo-dah that potentially saved thousands of lives. And we threw those tapes away because we're doing such a great job at protecting America that we don't need any of it anymore?

But if there's leadership to be found amid this train wreck, it won't be coming from the spineless prats who call themselves the Democratic Party. After assuring the public once more that they would hold the line and stand firm against throwing more money down the War Hole ...

... that's exactly what Pelosi and Reid aren't doing. In fact, they're putting the finishing touches on a 'compromise' that gives Mr. Bush everything he wants, and more.

Now, why is it I'm supposed to vote for more of you weasels come November 2008?

And the irony continues, as Congressman Steve King's 'special recognition' resolution for Christmas and Christians (and all the wonderful contributions they've made to Western Civilization) passed 372-9 (with 10 members voting 'present').

If we can't see that torture is wrong, then not one of you sorry bastards deserves to call yourselves Christians, period, and it sure doesn't do any credit to the whole 'nation founded on Christian principles' idea, either.

Author Terry Pratchett has announced that he's been diagnosed with a rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer's.

"I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems unfair to withhold the news," Pratchett said.

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