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Saturday, October 14, 2006

SO NOW ABU GHRAIB IS A…WHAT?

More fucktardery from the Rethuglican party:
SHAYS: ABU GHRAIB ABUSES WERE SEX RING

Yeah, I blinked, knuckled my eyes, and shook my head too.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Republican Rep. Christopher Shays, who is in a tough re-election fight, said Friday the Abu Ghraib prison abuses were more about pornography than torture.

The veteran Connecticut congressman said a National Guard unit was primarily responsible for the abuses although it was actually the 372nd Military Police Company from Cresaptown, Md., an Army Reserve unit.


"It was a National Guard unit run amok," Shays said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It was torture because sex abuse is torture. It was gross and despicable ... This is more about pornography than torture."

Shays sought to defuse controversy over his previous comments suggesting the Abu Ghraib abuses weren't torture but instead involved a sex ring of troops.”

I noted throughout the article, no websites were listed. Not that I’d peruse them – but it would lend a bit more weight to the ridiculous charges.

Now I've seen what happened in Abu Ghraib, and Abu Ghraib was not torture," Shays said at a debate Wednesday.
"It was outrageous, outrageous involvement of National Guard troops from (Maryland) who were involved in a sex ring and they took pictures of soldiers who were naked," added Shays. "And they did other things that were just outrageous. But it wasn't torture."

And on the heels of that stupendous stupidity, all I can think is: “How would YOU know the difference?”

Shays defended House Speaker Dennis Hastert's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved.
"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.
"Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added.”

Sniff, sniff, what’s the name of that fish? Crimson something-or-other? This guy won’t give David Blaine any competition: his misdirection is not only dishonest, but also sloppy.

And of course, political waffling ensues:”Shays said Friday he wished he had more fully explained his views at the debate.
"I was maybe not as expansive as I needed to be," he said. "Of course, the degrading of anyone is torture. We need to deal with it."
Shays said his debate comments reflected the disturbing photos he has seen of Abu Ghraib abuses: "Naked Iraqis, naked Americans, Americans having sex ... gross and despicable pictures."

Yeah, yeah, fella, go tell it on the mountain.

But a Democrat stepped up, and showed far more backbone: Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd -

‘"It's not because it was some pornography ring. I'm surprised anyone would make that suggestion," Dodd said. "The suggestion that somehow this was something less than that is, again, almost bordering on the bizarre."
During the campaign stop, Dodd criticized a direct-mail flier from the National Republican Congressional Committee titled, "Diane Farrell: Coffee Talk with the Taliban," that had been sent to voters in the southwestern Connecticut district.
"This is absolutely the worst kind of politics in America," Dodd said. "The people who associate themselves with that party and these things must be held accountable."

Man oh man; we seriously need to abolish this party. They can’t play by their own damn rules, they’re a pile of hypocrites (yeah, family values my homesick ass), and they behave as if they can do any damn thing they please, and weasel out of it.

This elitest bullshit has got to go.

/autorant off

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9 comments:

farmgirl said...

Man oh man; we seriously need to abolish this party. They can’t play by their own damn rules, they’re a pile of hypocrites (yeah, family values my homesick ass), and they behave as if they can do any damn thing they please, and weasel out of it


nail hit right on the head my friend

say no to christ said...

I can not believe that Shays and the rest of the nut wing party tried to minimize sexual torture, as is it isnt that big of a deal. That just rippes me! Sexual abuse of ANYBODY is a serious crime and needs to be treated as such! Too many people in this country are way too laxed about sexual abuse and rape and it has lead to the courts just giving minimal sentences or letting rapist run free. Sexual abuse is absolutely torture and torture of the worst kind!

karen said...

Shay needs a pair of those Jeebus flipflops you did a post on a long ways back. It's not torture; it is torture. Flip/flop.

Ya suppose if we stripped him nekkid and tied him to a fence and took pictures of it he'd think he was on a holiday?

Idiot.

Krystalline Apostate said...

farmgirl:
You should drop by more often when you have time.

SNTC:
I can not believe that Shays and the rest of the nut wing party tried to minimize sexual torture, as is it isnt that big of a deal.
They try to minimize EVERYTHING they do wrong. Coulter even tried to claim that Foley was a closet democrat.

karen:
Ya suppose if we stripped him nekkid and tied him to a fence and took pictures of it he'd think he was on a holiday?
I dunno - if he can tell the difference between the 2, maybe he'd get a chubby over it.
Brrhhh!

Lucyp said...

I agree with Say no to christ in their assessment of this issue although i have to admit that i would find it hard to disagree with much coming from such a great name.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Lucyp:
Hey, thanks for dropping by.
i would find it hard to disagree with much coming from such a great name.
??? Whose name? Just curious.

Lucyp said...

sorry, i meant the "say no to christ" name.

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