“Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.” —Edward KennedyIt would appear that the Bush administration will have no comment on this ongoing investigation and the Justice Department’s looking into alleged wrongdoing involved with the burning of videotapes showing water-boarding of AlQaeda suspects. Water-boarding, for those of you who’ve been off-planet the last few years, is the act making the victim feel as if he were drowning by pouring water through a rag that is stuffed into his mouth. It’s very effective because there is a real good chance that it can kill you if overdone in the slightest. In fact some detainees have died, not necessarily from drowning, but heart attacks. Seems safe to me, though.
I believe it should be made law that if anyone says that water-boarding is not torture, he should immediately be grabbed and water-boarded in front of the Senate.
George Bush is safe. He’s got his new lackey Attorney General Mukasey working up a big smokescreen on this investigation, and you can be sure George Tenet isn’t going to sing any new tunes.