Friday, May 21, 2004

Time Has Come Today

Why, Yes. Yes It CAN Get A Lot Fucking Worse. New details have emerged from the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal as many former prisoners are being released. In hundreds of recently unreleased photos held by the Washington Post, prisoners are seen being menaced by dogs, paraded down hallways covered in shit and getting beaten by Captain Moustache (the Ken to Captain Thumbs-Up's Barbie). In sworn statements given by former prisoners "detainees said they were beaten, sexually humiliated and force-fed pork and alcohol." According to this article from the Denver Post, the number of abuses being investigated is over twice what was previously thought and occurred in at least five US controlled prisons in Iraq. Finally, this Yahoo article details how the 16-year old son of an Iraqi detainee was abused and shown to his father in order to break him down for interrogation.

This Is What It Sounds Like When Elephants Fight According to demonic furry slug Robert Novak, Bush's GOP base is starting to crumble from the Iraqi quagmire and the administration's "Brewster's Millions" economic policy. The craziest piece of Republican infighting is the recent trash-talking of House Speaker Dennis Hastert who pissed off at John McCain's display of fiscal sanity, told the press that McCain, a POW in Vietnam for half a decade, didn't know the meaning of sacrifice and "ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed and Bethesda (two Washington area military hospitals)."

-The Sikh Geek