Thursday, May 26, 2005

Parse the biscuits, please

Parsing your words is another way to lie. Here's a statement that actually means nothing whatsoever, but it leaves the impression that somehting definite has been stated:

"It's not credible," chief Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita said of the allegation regarding a Koran in a toilet.

"It's not credible" means many things but it simply does not say that flushing a Koran never happened. Di Rita avoids stating whether the allegation is true or not. Over and over again, Guantanomo officials say "It's not credible" meaning that some folks don't believe it, even though way more than one detainee says it happened. More than one detainee turns out to be completely innocent, too, even though they have been tortured into confessions by our government.

So who is Di Rita saying isn't credible? How about the FBI:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -An FBI agent wrote in a 2002 document made public on Wednesday that a detainee held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had accused American jailers there of flushing the Koran down a toilet...

I guess this report isn't credible either:
In document written in April 2003, an FBI agent related a detainee's account of an incident involving a female U.S. interrogator...

"While the guards held him, she removed her blouse, embraced the detainee from behind and put her hand on his genitals. The interrogator was on her menstrual period and she wiped blood from her body on his face and head," the memo stated.

This next statement has the ring of credibiltiy:

Unfortunately, one thing we've learned over the last couple of years is that detainee statements about their treatment at Guantanamo and other detention centers sometimes have turned out to be more credible than U.S. government statements," said ACLU lawyer Jameel Jaffer....

Geroge Bush's favorite line during his debate with John Kerry? "He's just not credible."

Let's see...Weapons of Mass destruction? It's not about oil? Coalition of the willing? Nope...nothing credible there, either!

Here's something that's credible...1600 American troops are dead and no end in sight. America has a chicken shit President that won't appear in public and answer a question he doesn't already have the prepared answer to.

Here's something else that's not credible:

"We're winning."

Anybody believe that?

Just not Credible, is it?

Peace,

Steve

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For those of you who don't already know, I am a card carrying member of a law enforcement support group called the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that provides legal assistance in enforcing the Constitution of the United States, which is supposed to be the highest law in America.

Here is a prime reason why I strongly support the ACLU.:

Two people have a son together and disagree on many things, ultimately agreeing to ending their marriage but, they do agree on the best interests of their child, including what religious belief he will be brought up in. A County Judge inserts a clause in the divorce decree that says they can't do that.

A judge deciding what religion someone else's child will be raised in? Yep!

wingnut judge

"The U.S. Army has a new program that will allow soldiers to leave the service a couple years before their full four year contract is up. They can leave early. This is based on a plan developed by President Bush when he was in the National Guard." -- Jay Leno

3 comments:

  1. Great post. This nation needs a wake up call. Walk down the street in an U.S. city and ask yourself, "Does it seem like we're at war?" A solid majority of people this Bush is a shithead, the War wasn't worth it, and Congress is corrupt. It's time for us to demand an end to this madness. KC

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  2. Well dang! I came over here running and panting, loaded with the link to the anti-anything-but-Christian judge for you and you've got it already. But you and Kickindonkey may be interested in the latest survey from Democracy Corps which shows the Right is not gaining, yea, is even losing support in many areas.

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  3. Thanks, PW, I needed that!

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