Up another four bucks or so the past week, but guru says: don’t sell.


The United States is committed to the world-wide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment. I call on all nations to speak out against torture in all its forms and to make ending torture an essential part of their diplomacy.
– George W. Bush, June 2003

To which, last week, conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan responded:

Let’s be clear here: it is the president’s belief that anyone who sanctions mistreatment of military prisoners under the definition of the U.N. Convention on Torture should be prosecuted as a war criminal. One simple question: how exactly does that now not apply to him?
– Andrew Sullivan, September 2006


Here, from the New Yorker a couple of weeks back, is the story of Junior, who loves women – and waffles – and was Bin Laden’s accountant, more or less, for several years before entering our federal witness protection plan. So that’s how we knew Bin Laden was a ‘tremendous’ and ‘immediate’ threat. If you can find the time, it could hardly be more absorbing.


‘Speaking in tongues, weeping for salvation, praying for an end to abortion and worshipping a picture of President Bush’ – in case you missed this documentary (and weren’t already worried enough).


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