14 July 2005

Short Attention Span Theater

Apparently the media are bored with the Rove story (where the hell is this liberal media that all the right wing fascists -- O'Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh -- throughout the media are talking about?) and they've moved on to things like emmy nominations. Way to track down a story, newshounds.

At least the Post has kept digging on the Abu Ghraib story. Rather than accepting the official army story -- and the right wing and mainstream apologists' story -- that these were "isolated incidents" that were carried out by "rogue" officers, we now find out that these tactics were tested in Guantanamo before they were transplanted to Iraq.

Oh, and these tactics aren't creative thinking on the part of some lower level leash holder:
The techniques, approved by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for use in
interrogating Mohamed Qahtani -- the alleged "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11,
2001, terrorist attacks -- were used at Guantanamo Bay in late 2002 as part of a
special interrogation plan aimed at breaking down the silent detainee. [Post]

That's right. Rummy himself was aware of and authorized these tactics. I'm beginning to believe John Dean when he argues that BushCo is indeed worse than Watergate.

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