Thursday, May 13

Prisoner Abuse Isn't So Bad...Relatively Speaking

Members of Congress got to see the uncensored abuse video clips and pictures today, and most seemed disturbed and appalled by what they had seen. Luckily, Tom DeLay managed to keep things in perspective...

But House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, while acknowledging that the materials showed “pretty disgusting sexual acts,” said there was no need for more investigations. “The American system is working,” he said. “... Our enemies are incredibly more evil than what is depicted in the pictures.”

That seems to be the new spin that republicans such as DeLay and James Inhofe (R Oklahoma) are using to downplay the abuse. Inhofe had this to say on Tuesday...

"...we are spending an awful lot of time worrying about the human rights of a bunch of murderers and terrorists, people who are in Cell Block 1A and 1B, which means they are the very worst kind."

Well, if they're in those cell blocks, they must be guilty. No one's ever been wrongfully imprisoned before.

Thankfully, we're losing the most-evil competition. The beheading makes all the abuse seem almost humane. People like Tom Delay and James Inhofe should think ahead to the Hearts and Minds competition while they play up the moral relativism angle.

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster."

-- Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in "Beyond good and Evil" (1886)

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