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Abu Ghraib Still Up

I seem to remember the promise that Abu Ghraib was going to be destroyed. So, why am I reading about it in this morning’s news? [...]

Who’s the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]

Who's the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]

Is That White Liquid What I Think It Is?

There have been no such investigations into sexual torture by American guards in prisons in Afghanistan. The claim by Barack Obama and by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that the world already knew about what’s in the secret photographs is a blatant lie. [...]

Obama Doesn't Want You To See These Photos

It’s not just sexual torture that was being used. Look at this one, in which American military guards use a little pair of scissors to cut into a prisoner. Isn’t it great how the military gave the guards rubber gloves, so that the torture would be safe? [...]

Obama 2007, Obama 2009: The Open Door Slammed Shut

“That is why it is not enough to change parties. It is time to change our politics. We don’t need another President who puts politics and loyalty over candor…. We don’t need another President who shuts the door on the American people when they make policy. The American people are not the problem in this [...]

Doctor Theopolis Kisses Bush Goodbye

It has been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’ve been moved by the departure of George W. Bush to do so. I denounce all forms of violence, even throwing shoes. But some things must be denounced in the strongest symbolic terms possible. And so this video, in which I kiss George W. Bush [...]