They died of natural causes. You know, like getting beaten to death? Naturally?
I hear the music playing behind the new Army recruiting ad....
Uncle Sam wants you!...
"And all you have to do is....Act Naturally"
"American military officials in Afghanistan initially said the deaths of Mr. Habibullah, in an isolation cell on Dec. 4, 2002, and Mr. Dilawar, in another such cell six days later, were from natural causes. Lt. Gen. Daniel K. McNeill, the American commander of allied forces in Afghanistan at the time, denied then that prisoners had been chained to the ceiling or that conditions at Bagram endangered the lives of prisoners."
Turns out that we Americans beat these men so badly that had one of them survived, his legs would have had to be cut off.
Now we find that we are torturing folks not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but in Guantanamo. And hey, if we need to torture somebody we happen to have detained in America, we just put 'em on a plane to one of our good friends who will torture them for us.
Look Ma, my hands are clean!
Fafblog is good satire. The best satire. Satire about god and screaming monkeys, and of course, torture to save America!
Reports of American torture and complicity in torture have become increasingly alarming, as new information reveals the widespread participation of the CIA in torturing prisoners, rendering them to other countries to be tortured, kidnapping them from other countries to be rendered to other countries, hiding them from oversight as "ghost detainees" - most of these activities either duplicated by or in conjunction with the United States military. As a pattern of systematic torture and abuse emerges within the intelligence and security community, we are forced to ask ourselves: is America doing enough torture?
Well, Duh! Senator....
Check Lisa at AHNC for Bill Frists's cartoon:
What's this? Evangelicals want to save the earth?
And god said, "This is a test...only a test!
But if you don't know the answer, you can't come in.....Bwa ha haaaaa!"
The Rev. Rich Cizik, vice president of governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals and a significant voice in the debate, said, "I don't think God is going to ask us how he created the earth, but he will ask us what we did with what he created."
This gives me hope!