‘Damn Right’

November 5, 2010

Hypocrisy, from Wikipedia: The act of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.

Hillary Clinton telling Cambodia to confront its tortured past: “It’s a very disturbing experience and the pictures — both the pictures of the young Cambodians who were killed and the young Cambodians who were doing the killing — were so painful,” she told students after the tour. “But I also came away very impressed because a country that is able to confront its past is a country that can overcome it.”

Except for the US — we be except because we be good.

(Illustration found here).

Glenn Greenwald has a view of Hillary’s Cambodian visit here.
One wonders how people like Hillary, along with a shitload of others, can go public with such nonsense and maintain a straight face, offering no wink or a nod, or some acknowledgment of the nefarious bullshit spewing forth.

The world on its face has condemned torture: The UN Convention Against Torture, and its precursor, the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (adopted in December 1975), was signed by the US in 1988, and reaffirmed in 1994.

So now we come to the infamous George Jr.
As Hillary trips-the-light-fantastic, the US apparently has turned its cheek and eye from doing anything about most-likely an entire cadre of war criminals — even this if they publicly admit it.
Junior’s number two, The Dick, blubbered out last spring he okayed waterboarding (torture via water and kerchief), but the MSM failed to give it notice.
Media Matters, however, has it here.
Both George Jr. and The Dick just don’t give a shit what anyone thinks.

While evading any court rooms, George Jr. begins a tour next week to support his pile of bullshit condensed onto pages for sale.
From the Washington Post (h/t Raw Story):

In his book, titled “Decision Points,” Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could proceed with waterboarding Mohammed, who Bush said was suspected of knowing about still-pending terrorist plots against the United States.
Bush writes that his reply was “Damn right” and states that he would make the same decision again to save lives, according to a someone close to Bush who has read the book.

Tom Malinowski, the Washington advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, said, “Waterboarding is broadly seen by legal experts around the world as torture, and it is universally prosecutable as a crime.
The fact that none of us expect any serious consequences from this admission is what is most interesting.”
M. Cherif Boussiani, an emeritus law professor at DePaul University who co-chaired the U.N. experts committee that drafted the torture convention, said that Bush’s admission could theoretically expose him to prosecution.
But he also said Bush must have presumed that he would have the government’s backing in any confrontation with others’ courts.
Georgetown University law professor David Cole, a long-standing critic of Bush’s interrogation and detention policies, called prosecution unlikely.
“The fact that he did admit it suggests he believes he is politically immune from being held accountable. . . But politics can change.”

Damn right, Dave, but don’t hold your breath or drink liquids through a cloth.

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