Friday, December 16, 2005

Philadelphia Inquirer - White House hypocrisy on torture

Philadelphia Inquirer - Bush and Graham planning end run around anti-torture provision

It's like there are so many things wrong with this administration that it's overwhelming. They have proven either a complete lack of competence or a malicious desire to undermine public welfare on so many issues, climate science, torture, the fabrication of justifications for a war that they had already set their hearts on, secret meetings with members of the energy industry, the travesty of the Terri Schiavo debacle, attacks on civil liberties, a President who doesn't read the news, or see or talk to people who disagree with him and only gets information through advisors who spin it, officials who leak the names of CIA agents, a UN diplomat who is undermining reforms and throwing the body into chaos, massive tax cuts in the middle of huge increases in pork spending, etc. etc. etc, that I wouldn't even know where to start if I compiled a list of everything that they've done wrong.

How people of any ideology support the Bush team is beyond me. I don't understand. He hasn't cut the size of the government. He hasn't restored integrity and honesty in the White House. Even if you're a hawk concerned with the maintenence of America's global preponderance of power, Bush has done everything possible to damage that status by alienating our allies and creating an environment in which we can't effectively convince other nations to enter into multilateral agreements to limit things like proliferation and regional hostility.

My head hurts.

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