Thursday, January 27, 2005

Torture: Bush’s High Sounding Words VS. Reality

Blogger Rogier van Bakel notes the Orwellian contradictions between the words spoken by our president during his inaugural address and the reality he presides over. Here is an excerpt (read Rogier’s entire post here):

The President:

"Our goal ... is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way." •

"...the Pentagon acknowledged that, according to an autopsy report, Mowhoush died of “asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression” showing 'evidence of blunt force trauma to the chest and legs' and said that a homicide investigation was underway. Reportedly, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer and another officer slid a sleeping bag over Mowhoush’s head and rolled him over and over while asking questions. Welshofer is accused of sitting on Mowhoush’s chest and placing his hands over his mouth."

In the mean time, we are still waiting for the guardians of “moral values,” America’s Religious Right, to take a stand on the issue of torture. A note to James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, D. James Kennedy and the rest of the gang, silence is acquiescence.


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