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The Torture Never Stops

Plenty of people are chastising Bush for the horrific abuse of prisoners in Iraq. Far be it from me to defend Bush, but come on. Does anyone seriously believes that he could have known about this? Even less likely is the contention that he would support it. In spite of popular opinion, Bush is not an idiot.

He understands how devastating this is to the US, not to mention the greatly increased risk of terrorist attacks and attacks on US troops in Iraq now. If more scandals like this appear in the coming months, however, it will severly damage his chances of reelection. Frankly, I don't like that. If he is not reelected, it should be for something that is actually his fault (like being in Iraq in the first place). Blaming Bush for the prison abuse is like blaming Michael Eisner personally for having a bad experience at a Disney retail store.

That being said, I find it frightening that Rush Limbaugh's reaction to the abuses is "we're going to ruin people's lives
over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are
going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know,
these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people
having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release?
You of heard of need to blow some steam off?"

Anyone who can defend Rush on that statement, I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Posted by rev_matt_y at May 5, 2004 1:42 PM