"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
-Oscar Wilde
Brilliant at Breakfast title banner "The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
"...you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?" -- Steve Gilliard, 1964 - 2007

"For straight up monster-stomping goodness, nothing makes smoke shoot out my ears like Brilliant@Breakfast" -- Tata

"...the best bleacher bum since Pete Axthelm" -- Randy K.

"I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." -- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (1954-2015), They Live
Friday, December 12, 2008

But after all, Jennifer Aniston posed naked and Oprah Winfrey is fat!
Posted by Jill | 6:49 AM
And Barack Obama is "tainted" by the Blagojevic scandal.

Such is the state of television news today, completely ignoring this:
A bipartisan panel of senators has concluded that former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials bear direct responsibility for the harsh treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and that their decisions led to more serious abuses in Iraq and elsewhere.

In the most comprehensive critique by Congress of the military's interrogation practices, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report yesterday that accuses Rumsfeld and his deputies of being the authors and chief promoters of harsh interrogation policies that disgraced the nation and undermined U.S. security. The report, released by Sens. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), contends that Pentagon officials later tried to create a false impression that the policies were unrelated to acts of detainee abuse committed by members of the military.

"The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody cannot simply be attributed to the actions of 'a few bad apples' acting on their own," the report states. "The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees."

The report is the most direct refutation to date of the administration's rationale for using aggressive interrogation tactics -- that inflicting humiliation and pain on detainees was legal and effective, and helped protect the country. The 25-member panel, without one dissent among the 12 Republican members, declared the opposite to be true.

This is what in a sane world would be called "war crimes." And they would result in trials like those we saw at Nuremberg after World War II. But we don't live in a sane world. We live in a world of "some would say" and "Can't you see that man is a ni----?" and Jennifer and Oprah and Brad 'n' Angie.

Labels: , ,

Bookmark and Share
Blogger Distributorcap said...
oh jill dont get me started -- i sit in the newsroom and am amazed at what i hear and see ---

but as long as the media is part of the problem -- and they are --- this is where we will stay

Blogger Mauigirl said...
I've gotten to the point that I don't even watch any "real" news anymore because it's all such junk. I'm sure this wasn't even mentioned on the MSM.

Blogger Unknown said...
I liked the one where Jennifer Aniston was only wearing a tie and was lyin' on top of those guys.

Blogger dguzman said...
How many times have we found out about war crimes and treason and high crimes and everything else, yet after the revelation, NOTHING HAPPENS? Will no one prosecute these thieves and murderers?