Bastard Of The Day

5 comments April 25th, 2007at 06:55am Posted by Eli

I’m beginning to realize that “Wanker” is just not strong enough…

Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on the Bush administration’s practice of extraordinary rendition, whereby hundreds of “terror suspects who had never been indicted for any crimes” have been abducted and flown to either secret agency prisons or to foreign countries such as Egypt or Syria where they are tortured.

Throughout the hearing, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) aggressively defended the U.S. rendition program and attacked the witnesses, three members of the European parliament, who testified that rendition actually hinders prosecutions of terrorists.

Rohrabacher told the witnesses that Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann would still be alive if they were in charge. He said the witnesses were free to doubt the motives of U.S. rendition since “I know there’s a lot of people who hate America.”

At one point, Rohrabacher argued that imprisoning and torturing one innocent person was a fair price to pay for locking up 50 terrorists who would “go out and plant a bomb…and kill 20,000 people.” When members of the audience groaned, Rohrabacher said, “Well, I hope it’s your families, I hope it’s your families that suffer the consequences.”

Of course, if they’re Christians, they won’t mind…

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Politics,Prisoners,Republicans,Terrorism,Torture,Wankers,War

5 Comments

  • 1. Ruth  |  April 25th, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Imagine the astonishment at the WH to see that the Merkan public just doesn’t swalow the torture meme. When it seemed so easy for them to do.

    Those who signed the petition to support SMU faculty opposed to locating the Liebury there, today received an anti-torture letter from one of the instigators of that group. Seems worthwhile.

  • 2. virgotex  |  April 25th, 2007 at 9:34 am

    “I hope it’s your families”

    He really said that? Damn.

  • 3. Eli  |  April 25th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I think the tide is starting to turn, and Americans want the moral high ground back.

    I really, really hope Rohrabacher’s opponent uses this against him next year.

  • 4. dirk gently, sociopathetic  |  April 25th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    so, whatever you do is justified if the motives are pure? i’m sure adolf eichmann had only the best of motives, and only did what he did for love of the homeland.

  • 5. Interrobang  |  April 26th, 2007 at 12:20 am

    That would be Dana “I Heart the Taliban” Rorabacher, right? That Dana Rorabacher? The one who got his ugly mug captured on film hanging out with a bunch of genuine-article bad guys?


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