See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Steve Kroft interview.



Calling a spade a spade.
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I watched Steve Kroft's interview with Obama last evening. The last time I checked, the only commentary I found on it were a few indignant responses to the fact Obama laughed as he discussed Wall Street and the economy. I understood that, and I certainly did not think he was taking the matter lightly. What surprised me is his reference to former Vice-President Cheney's criticism of the President's foreign policy, especially regarding the prisoners at Gitmo. The President seemed down right contemptuous of Cheney, along with his (the Bush Administration) policy and treatment of detainees throughout the “hidden global internment network”. In fact, I'm quite certain I've never seen the President like that before. Yet today, I couldn't find one online comment regarding what the President had to say, other than he laughed. Please remember, I do not get the newspapers. So call me Sarah Palin.
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Torture and the Bush Administration.
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Morning's Minion, writing for Vox Nova posted a provocative report concerning the Red Cross report on the use of torture on 'high value' detainees throughout the "hidden global internment network" most of whom ended up at Guantanamo. The report is disturbing and shameful:
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"It (the report) describes a rather lengthy list of torture techniques: suffocation by water; prolonged stress standing; beatings by use of a collar; beating and kicking; confinement in a box; prolonged nudity; sleep deprivation and use of loud music; exposure to cold temperature/cold water; prolonged use of handcuffs and shackles; threats; forced shaving; deprivation/restricted provision of solid food. In the various interviews, a constant was near constant nudity, usually in cells kept in frigid conditions. At the same time, they would be subjected to either constant light or constant darkness and unceasing loud music and noise. They were regularly slammed into the walls. They were left hanging from the ceiling in excruciatingly painful conditions. And subjected to waterboarding." - Read more here.
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As one commenter to the post remarked, "I didn’t understand MM to mean that Obama is good. I understood him to mean that Bush’s support for evil and Obama’s support for evil are cut from the same cloth." - Radical Catholic Mom

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Yep. Evil is evil, no getting around it. This country has been on the road to hell for a long time.
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Art: Fernando Botero, Prisoners at Abu Ghraib

1 comment:

  1. The acts described in the link made me feel ill. I don't understand how some people can consider these things to be "not torture". As you say, "...evil is evil".

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