Saturday, May 16, 2009

Well shit, we're still idiots here

Obama being elected doesn't seem to have changed that. Witness the media coverage of Nancy Pelosi and the whole "when did she know about torture" debate. The gambit, which is an obvious attempt from people in the CIA and in the Republican Party who are themselves pro-torture to direct attention away from themselves and to trash the Democrats, is being treated as actual news and as an actual controversy. Good thing that TV shows don't challenge people to do long division.

I have a suggestion: focus on the fucking people who actually tortured and on torture itself.

I think it's much more important that Cheney has repeatedly in recent weeks publicly justified using torture, for instance.

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