Yet More Outrage

A little bit of outrage before I post this week’s Friday Music:

The Republicans aren’t even disguising the fact that they’re using this latest extremely convenient “terrorist threat” to their own advantage — the bastards admit it publicly.

An even bigger outrage:

The Bush administration has drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers for past crimes. The White House, without elaboration, said in a statement that the bill “will apply to any conduct by any U.S. personnel, whether committed before or after the law is enacted”… These people are fucking evil. There is no grey area here.

Music in a little while, folks. I need to cleanse my brain.

8 Replies to “Yet More Outrage”

  1. Well, the good news is that the bastards may well be cutting their own throats. There’ll come a point, and soon, where the whole house of cards is going to collapse under its own weight. We’re starting to see it in the election statistics, and moves like this show just how desperate BushCo really is.

  2. Gareth, this has been a long time coming – hell, remember the Denzel Washington flick “The Siege”? Pegged it right down to illegal internment and torture being used as a ‘viable’ option by our military and intelligence communities. It’s even more applicable today than it was when originally released.

    Scarier still.

  3. As an aside…how the hell did we all miss this? I ask myself that every damned day. The signs were all there – hell, you want to talk movies, go back to “Network”, right down to a media-supported state of terror and “reality” programming.

    Art imitates life, they say…but we’re apparently in an era where life very much imitates art. ‘Cept that we’re not getting something like a Monet, we’re getting goddamned Hieronymous bosch.

  4. Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 3:
    No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    Oh, wait, silly me. That’s in that Constitution thing. No one pays attention to that old rag any more.

  5. I find it heartening that Huffington’s quotes are from a former JAG and it seems others who are not what you would consider left wing at all. Hopefully, we can get enough people defecting to affect some change. At least we have freed ourselves from Tom Delay around here.

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