Belaboring the Obvious

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

And, right on cue...

... the Bobsy Twins of torture denial do their utmost to prove my point:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to hold up any and all legislation in the Senate until Congress passes its legislation to prohibit the release of photos showing detainee abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We’re not going to do any more business in the Senate,” Graham said. “Nothing’s going forward until we get this right.”

Both Senators said they were alarmed that a House-Senate conference committee on the supplemental war spending bill appears poised to eliminate language — inserted by the two Senators — that would block public disclosure of detainee abuse photos.

Nasty little ankle-biters, both of `em.

Admitting a mistake is the ultimate sin amongst the DC Villagers, and admitting a big, enormous fuck-up that makes the United States look like it dropped trou and dumped a huge turd in the world's punchbowl is something to be avoided at all costs.

Any time someone powerful in this country, be it telecom CEOs, fratboy presidents, sadistic, amoral vice-presidents, the CIA, the FBI or the NSC behaves like Lavrenty Beria's evil twin, you can count on Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee to come to their rescue and introduce legislation to legalize their crimes.

When not even state secrets privilege can hide the evidence of the country's crimes, you can be assured that these two clowns in the anti-democratic wing of the circus will try their best to cover it all up.

The next time some poobah on television goes on and on about the glories of representative democracy, remember these two bits of political codswallop and recognize what they're really representing. And it ain't you....


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