Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Those tapes...

Yesterday we were bathed in ice but today we are supposed to reach a high of 50 degrees.

Fuck it…let the melt begin!

Let’s jump right on in, shall we?

A bitch has long been amazed by what people are able to tolerate and even support when they don’t have to witness it. The death penalty, police brutality, starvation, genocide, war and torture are all discussed and debated like theory rather than reality.

I couldn’t help but think about that shit while reading the news reports about the missing and destroyed tapes showing “enhanced” interrogation methods.

Should we torture? Do we torture? What is torture? All of these fucking questions make me sick because obviously we should not torture, we do torture and what was done on the now missing and allegedly destroyed tapes was torture.

Cough.

Asking whether the tapes in question contained images that would sicken the masses and bring shame upon our nation is like asking whether the erased 18 minutes from the Watergate tapes contained information that would have been damaging to Nixon.

Just think about what we do know about our use of interrogation techniques. It reminds me of the shock I felt when studying the Watergate cover-up tapes of Nixon released after he lost his bid to keep them away from the FBI. Jesus to Gawd, if the man didn’t destroy the tape of him offering to find a million dollars to pay off burglars and buy silence what the hell was on that 18 minutes he did erase?

Shudder.

As with Watergate, the masses must press for the truth even though it scares the shit out of us.

So, a bitch will admit that I fear what was on those erased tapes...but I fear not knowing more.

4 comments:

Maya's Granny said...

Not knowing is the most frightening thing of all, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

have you seen this hot mess?

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=29&ContentID=50253

Delux

the Inuriated Faggot said...

The truth shall set you free. . .but first, it'll REALLY piss you off!

HammerChe

DUDE said...

That adoption story just can not be true in the way it is written. If it is what is going on with people. Fact is, that kid is better off without those folks. If they can do something like that. DEEP!

I want to know the truth no matter. Government has no right to hold it back. I demand the truth.