Topic: War & Peace (187)

Good God, is our country mad?

Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t

Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t

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Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to torture. What has happened to our American values? As some of my conservative friends say, we should not hamstring ourselves and deny ourselves the use of the tools needed to win. How truly warped and dark are such souls.

Make no mistake - that is the point of Bush's legislation. He wants a list of specific torture techniques that the CIA will not be allowed to use. Gentle reader, we can make a list of 200 techniques and that still leaves thousands of other imaginative ways to torture. And Bush knows that. Water boarding is out? Ok, we just push their heads under water. Use of biting dogs is out? Ok, we will use snakes. Or spiders. Or - you name it. Can no longer push their noses into s---? Ok, push their noses into ______. Gawd.

You see, Bush says the Geneva Conventions are too "vague" when they say no torture. He wants loopholes so we can beat prisoners. A lot of them have died while in our custody. What a country. Good thing we are the good guys - fighting a defensive war on the other side of the world.

We tip our hat to the three Republican US Senators who have stopped the torture approval legislation - Senators McCain, Graham and Warner of Arizona, South Carolina and Virginia. May they prevail against Bush.

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Good God, is our country mad?

By John ServaisOn Sep 16, 2006

Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t

Will history repeat?

By John ServaisOn Sep 15, 2006

Anti-War demonstration next Tuesday in New York will probably be big. Bush will be speaking at the UN on that day to further his Iraq war. Demonstrators are being denied permits - and we can expect a

Are we being conditioned to hate Iran?

By John ServaisOn Aug 27, 2006

Yes. Is there truth in what we are being told by our corporate media and the Bush administration? No. Want an example of a lie and some truths that you are not being told? Then read Juan Cole’s blog p

Is criticism of Israel also implied criticism of Jews?

By John ServaisOn Aug 22, 2006

Especially American Jews? Does this show a prejudice against Jewish persons? Racism? Anti-Semite feelings?

Of course I say no, but then the knowing smiles greet me. It has been suggested to me

Hezbolah not a terrorism group

By John ServaisOn Aug 19, 2006

Today, Israel broke the UN cease fire agreement with a helicopter raid into northern Lebanon - along with fighter jets bombing the area. Why mention this? Because it fits the pattern over the many yea

In case you didn’t know

By John ServaisOn Aug 06, 2006

  • given US media skewed news - the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 took place inside Lebanon - not Israel. The Israeli army routinely has violated the peace agreement by sending patrols

What is the US doing?

By John ServaisOn Aug 05, 2006

Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog has it in a nutshell today. Check the Aug 5 post in his archive if you click this link after today. Israel is destroying Lebanon and grinding down the spirit of the p

How the US manipulates world events

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2006

Long but good article on how the US manipulates world events so as to go to war with other countries. Iraq and now Iran.

Did you know that for years, Israel and Hezbolah have traded prisoners a

Alice in Wonderland

By John ServaisOn Jul 24, 2006

Sec of State Rice visits Lebanon and offers $30 million to help relieve the destruction and death there that is caused by $hundreds of millions of US dollars in bombs given to Israel to destroy Lebano

Don’t expect to see this on Fox

By John ServaisOn Jul 23, 2006

Lebanese fleeing the Israelis - as ordered by Israel - are being strafed and bombed by the Israelis.

Nice war. An early October surprise. Takes the losing war in Iraq off the front pages. The

Israel has never wanted peace

By John ServaisOn Jul 22, 2006

Conservative Pat Buchanan has it right in his column posted Thursday. We should not be supporting Israel in its war of destruction of Lebanon. He rips up the extreme right wing-nuts who support Israel

Follow the money

By John ServaisOn Jul 21, 2006

The USA try and stop the Mid East war? Don’t kid yourself. We are air-shipping more bombs to Israel - bombs that will help destroy the city of Beirut and kill more civilians - women and children. No m

Israel has concocted another war

By John ServaisOn Jul 20, 2006

The pogrom to prevent a Palestinian State continues. Terror and murder are the normal weapons. Again the chance to form a nation and live normally is being destroyed by Israel. This is the plan and we

The One Percent Doctrine

By John ServaisOn Jun 20, 2006

Alice in Wonderland is the appropriate description of the Bush administration and how it wages incompetent war on terrorism while it wrecks the good country of Iraq and drives our beloved United State

The people will not be allowed to return

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2006

Diego Garcia is small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Today it is a major US military base - and has no other inhabitants. But 40 years ago it was not ours and had a couple thousand inhabita

OK for torture goes to the top

By John ServaisOn Apr 28, 2006

The Army announced it will court marshal a Colonel Jordan for torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. His immediate boss, a Colonel Pappas will testify against him with immunity from prosec

A Spy Speaks Out -

By John ServaisOn Apr 24, 2006

the 60 Minutes piece last night with Tyler Drumheller, the CIA chief in Europe during the years we prepared to invade Iraq. He blows the Bush Administration claim that the intelligence failed Bush. He

Why We Fight -

By John ServaisOn Apr 23, 2006

a film about our present-day United States. It won at Sundance and for good reason. For those of us who are beginning to wonder if we made a “mistake” going to war in Iraq, this film is for you. You w

Bush wanted war -

By John ServaisOn Mar 27, 2006

and fabricated excuses for an invasion. Proof was printed today in the New York Times. In January, 2003, Bush and British PM Blair talked about how they could start the invasion even though they knew

Accusations against Russia

By John ServaisOn Mar 26, 2006

The Pentagon - that world-renowned planning organization - is complaining that Russia tipped off Saddam to our military moves during the invasion of Iraq three years ago. How did Russia supposedly get

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