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.


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.