resident bush: because the sheeple never learn.

Posts from ‘February, 2009’

Do Medics Have More Fun?

[Horrifying new details of our "conduct unbecoming," from the Neeley Report, via JD Tuccille] I talked about the detainee who came to Camp X-Ray wounded from a .50 caliber. His bicep had attached to his forearm due to the fact his arm was in the sling for so long. I escorted this detainee to medical [...]

Iraqis Must Take Responsibility! Israelis? Not So Much…

[Obama on Iraq]  Let me be clear. Ending this war is not going to be easy. We have to ensure that our interests in a stable Iraq are met and make sure that our troops are secure. [We Americans are so "exceptional" that, when Iraqis are willing to put our interests above their own, and [...]

Physician, Torture Thyself…

The Neely account shows that health professionals are right in the thick of the torture and abuse of prisoners — suggesting a systematic collapse of professional ethics driven by the Pentagon. He describes body searches undertaken for no legitimate security purpose, simply to sexually invade and humiliate the prisoners. This was a standardized Bush tactic [...]

Adulthood Is Child’s Play

When I was about 5 years old, one day I was standing at the sink, washing my hands, becoming annoyed that the water was splashing all over me, getting me wet…becoming further annoyed remembering that pretty much every time I washed my hands the water would soak me…and, suddenly, I heard my inner adult ask, [...]

The Sovereignty Bug

I hope it’s contagious, spreads like wildfire, and that there ain’t no cure. “Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has expelled a US embassy official for interfering in the country’s domestic affairs. ‘I am giving this gentleman 48 hours to grab his suitcase and get out of the country.’ The Ecuadorian president said the US official had [...]

Obamboozled!

There was no stopping the juggernaut — and it was impossible to ignore — so I was left with two choices. Bust a gut or slit my wrists [having (tried and) failed to create and rupture my own aneurysms, on command (though it is said I can do this for others, in my sleep)]. Let [...]