May 15, 2008
At Long Last, Bush, Have You No Shame?

Bush and his people are filth. More from the Washington Post on the cesspool they have made of the Department of Homeland Security. Go read it all.

“After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and after the Bush administration assumed a tough new stance on immigration in its campaign against terrorism, the Justice Department still sounded wary about drugging deportees. In March 2002, a Justice lawyer laid out two options. One choice, he wrote, was to “seek a court order … in every case where the alien’s medication is not therapeutically justified.” The other choice was to create a regulation to grant immigration officials explicit permission to sedate deportees, perhaps including safeguards that would give people a warning that they might be medicated — and a chance to object.

Top immigration officials chose neither. Instead, in May 2003, just after ICE was created, they internally circulated a new policy: “[A]n ICE detainee with or without a diagnosed psychiatric condition who displays overt or threatening aggressive behavior … may be considered a combative detainee and can be sedated if appropriate under the circumstances.”



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 15, 2008 10:51 AM
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So what? Of course illegal immigrants are just unlawful combattants caught behind enemy lines. America has been abounding with them for a few hundred years. They ought to be shot, not sedated. This George W. is just a humanitarian ninny, if you ask me!

Posted by: Peter on May 15, 2008 12:38 PM

Hi Jerry, I've been wondering about the picture. Does ist show the sadistic nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"?

Posted by: Peter on May 18, 2008 7:39 AM

Ja, ist does. Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on May 18, 2008 10:06 AM

Yes, Peter, America has been abounding with them for a few hundred years. Are you suggesting we shoot the white people?

In the end, McMurphy won...

Posted by: Ten Bears on May 18, 2008 4:35 PM
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