December 07, 2006
How About a Little Sauce for the Ganders?

Neither of the following minor items from this week’s news was likely to have come to the attention of any more Americans than could correctly define, to pick a nonrandom word, the verb “to wrack.” Yet we may hope that both were read with a slightly sick feeling in the pit of the stomach by such gentle folk as Rumsfeld, Libby, Tenet, Addington, Yoo, Chertoff, Perle, Wolfowitz, Gonzales, and all the rest of the torturer-in-chief’s brave little torture boys.

In the first story, the American son of Liberia’s ex-dictator was indicted in Miami for torturing a prisoner in Liberia — under an American law which gives American courts jurisdiction over Americans guilty of torture wherever in the world it occurs. This should be of special interest to Geoffrey Miller, Bush’s very model of a modern major general and the man who took with him to Abu Ghraib the methods of torture he had perfected at Guantanamo Bay.

In the second, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was forced from office for helping Bush’s torturers to kidnap an innocent Canadian citizen and outsource his subsequent torturing to Syrian torturers.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 07, 2006 02:57 PM
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