February 11, 2008

Jon Stewart does a brilliant segment on the multitude of ridiculous and offensive positions the Bush administration (including Mukasey, McConnell, Alberto, Hayden and Bush) has taken on torture, i.e.,: waterboarding.

It's not torture, it is torture, don't do it to me, we don't torture---it's classified---I can't discuss it---water goes up my nose--swim lessons---it's not appropriate for me to say if it's torture---we never torture---we only waterboarded three people...Will you investigate?---No.

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Kennedy: Would waterboarding be torture if it was done to you?

Mukasey: Ummm. I would feel that it was.

McConnell: Being a water safety instructor and teaching people to swim, he said. "Well, what about if water goes up your nose?" And I said that would be torture. That would be very painful to me.

Q: American prosecutors actually obtained convictions against Japanese after WWII because of what they did to American captives. What about it---makes it not torture now? Is it just the circumstances?

Fratto: I don't think that's a question I can answer...

How do these people sleep at night? Outside of Bill O'Reilly, that is. He sleeps very well---especially after he's made a nice long phone call to one of his female employees. Text messages just wouldn't do.

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