'stina (texaslawchick) wrote,


Rush Limbaugh

CALLER: It was like a college fraternity prank that stacked up naked men --

LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?

I fucking hate this man.

This is clearly the sort of thing the boys over at alpha omega epsilon would do on a friday night.

U.S. soldiers who detained an elderly Iraqi woman last year placed a harness on her, made her crawl on all fours and rode her like a donkey, Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal human rights envoy to Iraq said Wednesday.

The envoy, legislator Ann Clwyd, said she had investigated the claims of the woman in her 70s and believed they were true."

"She was held for about six weeks without charge," the envoy told Wednesday's Evening Standard newspaper. "During that time she was insulted and told she was a donkey. A harness was put on her, and an American rode on her back."

Clwyd said the woman has recovered physically but remains traumatized.

Fuck, I'm traumatized just reading about it and seeing the photos.

The newspaper accounts talk about the outrage in the Arab world. What the fuck about the outrage over here? I'm outraged. I'm appalled. I'm horrified and I'm very concerned that there's more out there that people weren't stupid enough to photograph/videotape. My guess is that it is going to get a lot worse than a lot better. I read an account yesterday of a former prisoner in one of the US run prisons that said if he ends up in one of those things again, he's going to commit suicide rather than endure the prison. I'd like to think that being in US custody is better than death. So far, it's clear that we've murdered two in custody. I'm really worried that we've murdered more.

And how fucking stupid is it to do this in the exact same place as where Sadaam Hussain tortured peoppe? I realize that we're not throwing anyone into plastic shredders feet first. I realize we're not cutting off people's hands. I realize that we're not mass murdering people, but fuck. The place is already tainted, and we're supposed to be better.

Asshole conservatives talk about how it puts American lives at risk when we question what the fuck is going on over there. I propose that it puts a hell of a lot more American lives at risk that this sort of crap is going on.
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