Friday, July 14, 2006

Editorial: Terror War Wackiness by Rosa Brooks

In today's LA Times, this editorial is a must read. I'm tempted to paste the entire article, but instead, here's a sample:

IN THOSE 12 terrible days following the U.S. Supreme Court's Hamdan decision — which thoroughly eviscerated the White House's Orwellian "war on terror" legal framework — the Bush administration's warrior priests went through a brief but intense period of mourning.

Donald Rumsfeld rent his garments and ordered the ritual "water-boarding" of 100 Army JAG officers. Alberto Gonzales woke screaming in the night after a chilling visitation from the Ghost of Treaties Quaint. And W pensively re-read "My Pet Goat," wondering how the story that began so sweetly that September day could have turned out so terribly wrong.


It is a wonderful condemnation of the way they shred the truth and paste together an upside-down version of it. Go read her editorial, it will make you happy.

3 comments:

Yoga Korunta said...

Helen Wheels will make sense of this mess!

karena said...

Yoga, That cracked me up! I was going to post on the LA Times story but after reading your comment I think I will leave it all up to Helen!

DivaJood said...

Good morning, Yoga and Karena. I thought the editorial was hilarious. She really skewered these people.